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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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Why Sensory Health Matters

Ever feel like your senses are on overdrive, like you can hear the faintest sounds or feel the lightest touch more than others? Or perhaps it's the opposite - you find it hard to pick up on certain sensory cues that seem obvious to everyone else. You're not alone. Sensory health is a real,...

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Sensory Processing Issues Not Just a Kid Thing!

When we hear about Sensory Processing Issues (SPD), we often think of children. But adults struggle just as much don’t they - don’t you? Yes, it's true! Many of us navigate our daily routines by managing these unique sensory challenges. Let's talk about what that looks like and how it...

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Understanding and Managing Sensory Processing Issues in Adults

I'm here to share my insights based on my experience as a practicing occupational therapist for over 30 years. Our focus for today is sensory processing issues in adults.

 

Unraveling Sensory Processing Issues:

Sensory processing issues aren't just for children! Adults experience them too....

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What To Do If You Suspect Your Child Has Sensory Processing Disorder

Have you ever had this familiar scenario occur?

Your child behaves inappropriately in public or at school, and you're told by the teacher that your child is disruptive in class, a distraction to others or whose behaviour is becoming uncontrollable; that they have ‘sensory issues’ and...

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Early Intervention for Sensory Processing Disorder

The Importance of Early Intervention

Early intervention is essential for individuals with SPD, as it can significantly impact their ability to develop appropriate sensory processing skills and strategies. Early intervention often includes occupational therapy, which focuses on identifying an...

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The Difference Between Sensory Play and Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy

Ayres Sensory Integration therapy vs sensory play – what’s the difference?

Often these two terms are used mistakenly and in some confusion so hopefully this article will help clear up and explain how different they really are. 

People often assume that by using equipment intended...

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