Empowering Learning

Untangling sensory overload


Empowering sensitive children and their families

  • What is Sensory Overload to you?
  • Do you know your children are senstitive, and would like to know more to help them?
  • How often do you/they feel overwhelmed?
  • How can you spot sensory overload or sensitive students?
  • What can you do about it for yourself, your students or your family?

Most people think Sensory Overload is about the external world; you can't bear crowds and overwhelming situations.

According to Wikipedia "Sensory overload occurs when one or more of the body's senses experiences over-stimulation from the environment. There are many environmental elements that impact an individual. Examples of these elements are urbanization, crowding, noise, mass media, technology, and the explosive growth of information. Sensory overload is commonly associated with Sensory processing disorder. Like its opposite sensory deprivation, it has been used as a means of torture"

But sensory overload doesn't just come from the external environment, it can also come from your internal world, with racing thoughts or not being able to block out background noise, such as the washing machine.

We can all experience sensory overload when we are very busy but many of our sensitive children get stuck in it, especially those on the Autistic spectrum. They struggle with family and education norms, with a sensory system permanently on high alert.

We have put together a set of 3 FREE short teleseminars to help families and teachers/schools understand more of the students' inner subjective experience of these sensitivities, e.g. what is behind the behaviours.

You will learn simple new skills that will not only help the student but also you as their parents or teachers.

Just sign up opposite for our FREE TELECLASSES with Jeff Tambor and Olive Hickmott, and we will send you the details.

 "This is so easy, isn't it cheating"


Empowering Learning offers services from the Olive Hickmott, the co-founder of the work known as Seeing Spells Achieving, in association with those we have trained. This work has been further developed, now called Empowering Learning, simplified and extended for other learning difficulties such as ADD/ADHD, Dyspraxia, Tourettes, Dysgraphia, Aspergers and Autism and published in Bridges to Success - How to Transform Learning Difficulties. Empowering Learning is not a replacement for other educational practices and techniques it is complementary.