Posted on: 14 December 2022

Over 40 people joined us for the latest Year of the Child session; an introduction to sensory awareness.

Facilitated by Emma Nicklin, our Associate Director of Allied Health Professions, this was an opportunity to increase awareness of sensory needs, as well as the steps you can take to support young people and carers with these challenges.

Up to 96 per cent of autistic people have sensory needs and there is a high rate of sensory differences in those with other forms of neurodiversity; so it’s important to understand this and how to support the people we engage with at CNWL. 

“We are all sensory beings,” says Emma. “We need to consider the impact sensory differences have, as well as the adaptations that can be utilised for those we support. There are lots of ways we can help.”

“Sensory systems give your brain information about your body and the world around you, and many people would remember the five main senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. But did you know there are actually three additional systems that are foundational for movement and function?”

Find out more, and watch back the recording here

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