Blog Tag: sensory

Dr. Winnie Dunn.

Living Sensationally with Dr. Winnie Dunn

Dr. Winnie Dunn, occupational therapist, is a world-renowned expert the sensory experience, researcher and author of the book Living Sensationally. She has pioneered our understanding of our senses and helps us recognize that sensory processing is fundamental to our brains. Dr. Dunn fills us with hope and inspires us to live sensationally.

Graphics of the 8 different senses.

You Have Eight Senses Not Five

You are probably surprised to learn that you have eight senses.  Though in truth, you have more than eight senses, nonetheless for today we are just going to stick to eight for the purposes of understanding your brain and body, sensory sensitivity, and sensory overload.

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Who Has Sensory Sensitivity?

We all have sensory sensitivity to some extent. First, we all have sensory sensitivity as we are all sensitive to our senses! Second, for some people, this is a problem because they are over or under-sensitive compared to the rest of us.  Third, this extra level of sensory sensitivity includes people of all ages.  Fourth,

Young boy with headphones on him.

What Is the Meaning of Sensory Friendly?

Help is here to understand the meaning of sensory friendly.  In addition, you will also learn about your senses. First, know that sensory refers to any single sense.  However, it also can refer to any of your eight senses. Second, your senses include what you see, hear, taste, touch, smell.  Likewise, they also include your

Young boy and adult playing with sensory friendly toy.

What Is Sensory Disorder?

Have you been told that your child has a sensory disorder? Maybe a teacher, occupational therapist, psychologist or doctor mentioned it?  It’s scary to hear and know that something is wrong with your child.  It’s frightening to hear words you may have never heard before describe your child’s symptoms.   Some sensory words described There are

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What Does Sensory Autism Mean?

What does sensory autism mean? A sensory disorder is commonly associated with autism.  However, it is important to know that sensory and autism are not the same thing.  Additionally, sensory autism is not a type of autism. This article explains more about sensory and autism and in particular, how they overlap.  It is important to

Group of friends eating at a restaurant.

Noise Reduction in Restaurants Is Key to Attracting Seniors

Savvy restauranteurs and coffee shop owners know restaurant noise is a problem and often ask, “How can I make my restaurant quieter?” Restaurants are notoriously noisy. Furthermore, many restaurants don’t realize the potential business that they are losing to hard-of-hearing patrons who, rather than speak up about the noise or ask for accommodations, just stop

Two young girls playing with fidget sensory friendly toys.

What Are the Best Toys for an Autistic Child?

The best toys for autistic children are sensory toys. Because children with autism often have difficulty with their senses, sensory toys are in fact extra helpful.  Sensory toys engage the senses:  what you see, hear, taste, touch, smell, but also how you move your body and head and even how you feel “inside”.  That is

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