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Dealing with Visual Overwhelm in Supermarkets

Supermarkets can be overwhelming for children sensitive to visual stimuli, especially if they refuse to wear dark glasses. This blog offers strategies to manage visual overwhelm in such environments.

 

Understanding Visual Overwhelm

 

Visual overwhelm can occur in brightly lit, visually...

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Understanding and Managing Sensory Hangovers

Have you ever felt completely drained after spending just a few hours in a bustling shopping centre? The bright lights, loud noises, and constant movement can leave you feeling overwhelmed. This is what I call a sensory hangover, and I'm here to help you understand and manage it.

Recognising a...

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Sensory Overload and Avoidance Behaviour: Striking the Right Balance

Managing sensory overload in individuals, especially children, is a delicate balance between encouraging participation and respecting their need to avoid overwhelming situations. This blog post addresses how to navigate this challenging dynamic effectively.

 

Understanding Sensory Overload

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Effective Communication with Sensory Sensitive Individuals

Hello, I'm Anne Laure Jackson, and today I want to share with you some essential strategies for effective communication with individuals who are sensory sensitive or more technically accurate - over reactive. It’s crucial that we approach our interactions with respect, understanding, and...

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Navigating Adult Sensory Integration Challenges: Strategies and Tip

Adults with sensory integration challenges face unique difficulties in their daily lives. These challenges can affect work, social interactions, and overall wellbeing. This blog post aims to provide adults facing these issues with effective strategies and tips to navigate their sensory world more...

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Supporting Grandchildren with Sensory Needs

As grandparents, playing a supportive role in your grandchild's life is a unique and rewarding experience. When your grandchild has sensory needs due to conditions like Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), ADHD, or others, understanding and supporting them becomes...

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Success in Sensory Diet Strategies

Every individual, particularly those grappling with sensory processing challenges, navigates the world in uniquely personal ways. For many, achieving sensory balance is akin to finding the right diet; there's no one-size-fits-all solution, but there are plenty of success stories and case studies...

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Sensory Development: Vital in Early Childhood

In the tapestry of childhood development, each thread is pivotal. Among these, sensory experiences are some of the most crucial yet often overlooked strands. These early interactions with the world lay the foundation for how children perceive their surroundings, connect with others, and learn...

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Understanding Sensory Overload: Triggers and Coping Strategies

Understanding Sensory Overload: Triggers and Coping Strategies

 

In our complex world, sensory experiences are not just frequent; they are constant. For most individuals, the brain seamlessly processes these inputs, maintaining a necessary balance. However, for some, this influx becomes...

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Sensory-Healthy Environments Designing Spaces For Comfort

In a world that's often filled with sensory stimuli, from the glaring lights of a supermarket to the incessant chatter in a café, navigating spaces can be a challenge for individuals with over-reactive sensory processing issues. Whether it's part of conditions like Autism, Sensory...

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Understanding the Overlap Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Issues

In a world where knowledge about neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders is expanding, it's not uncommon to hear terms like Autism, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) mentioned in the same breath. Though each is a distinct condition with...

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Decoding Sensory Signals A Mum's Guide to a Balanced Life

In the heart of the UK, amidst the brisk morning school runs, the aromatic allure of a fresh cuppa, and the comforting cadence of British banter, lies a unique challenge many mums face: understanding their child’s sensory world.

Unravelling the Sensory Thumbprint

 

Children, much like...

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