In this episode, Katie, an Occupational Therapist, shares tips and strategies for navigating the overwhelming sensory experiences that can come along with the holiday season. This time of year can be challenging for everyone and we want to be sure to be proactive and sensitive to the needs of our kids and students who have sensory struggles now more than ever. Katie shares tips related to planning ahead, having a back-up plan, how to train staff, and her go-to toolkit. This strategies apply not only to the holiday season but really any new event or novel experience! Links: Ten Tips for Managing Sensory Needs During the Holiday Season: https://theautismhelper.com/ten-tips-for-managing-sensory-needs-during-the-holiday-season Sensory Processing – Challenges and Red Flags: https://theautismhelper.com/sensory-processing-challenges-and-red-flags/ Ten OT Approved Holiday Gifts: https://theautismhelper.com/10-ot-approved-holiday-gift-ideas/ How to Set Up a Holiday Party: https://theautismhelper.com/focus-on-five-how-to-set-up-a-classroom-party/
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