Our Sensory Store provides therapeutic products to both children and adults of all ages living with a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or disability. Sensory items can help to alleviate anxiety in people who are upset or in stressful situations and also aids them to gain a better focus - whether in a school or home environment.
Our Sensory items that are available for purchase have been chosen for their soothing and calming outcomes in addition to their various features including textural, aural, visual, feeling and movement.
The Sensory Store is an online service of NADO Disability Services. Purchasing products from the SensoryStore will also help to provide support to people living with a disability.
What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is essentially a neurological condition that can impair the sensory functioning skills of both children and adults. People with SPD exhibit varying degrees of the condition and can misinterpret everyday sensory information such as touch, sound and movement.
In general, people with SPD experience their world as either hypersensitive - so seeking to avoid sensory input. For example, they may be unable to tolerate bright lights and loud noises or even refuse to wear certain types of clothing because of how it feels on their skin. Or they may be hyposensitive - so actively seeking sensory input . For example, a constant need to touch people even when it’s not socially acceptable, or simply loving jumping, bumping and crashing activities for the sheer sensory experience. Click here to learn more.