I have learned so much about myself and how my brain and body work from group. It was so validating to hear from others who have had similar experiences. Sarah is very knowledgeable, kind, and truly cares about adults with SPD.
Sarah has such a wealth of expert knowledge. I learnt so much in her group and I still need time to take it in and understand and apply it. I enjoyed being able to have direct contact and discussion and ask questions and share my experiences.
I attended some of the sensory education/support groups Sarah led. She was AMAZING! It was life changing to be a part of the groups. I have much more awareness and insight into my sensory world. The practical tips, support and a better understanding of how the sensory system works are just a few of the benefits I can name.
“Sarah Norris is a wealth of knowledge and she offers so much value within her groups! She has a calming presence about her and facilitates each group with patience, professionalism, and passion. Her sensory education/support groups give me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge of sensory processing and expand upon topics that I’ve been introduced to over the years. I highly recommend her services to others!”
I participated in some of the online groups Sarah has led and worked with her directly to apply for college disabilities accommodations. I have come to realize how important many of the adjustments to my life are. I have found many new tools to work with, felt encouraged, and understand myself a lot better.
Sarah does great work. I love all her practical suggestions. I also like that she offers courses for adults and they can pay what they can. I just love the love she has for people that is evident when she opens up this valuable work in this way.
We filled out a few online screening forms and had one parent coaching session with Sarah about our teenage son’s food issues. So far our son is now able to sort out his oral sensitivities and is eating much better! He’s now curious about food textures, instead of resistant and offended. For example, he tried a new cracker, and after a bit said, “Hmm, not sure I like it, but I might like it better next time.” And there was a next time!
Sarah is a skilled listener. She balances intellectual rigor with deep empathy, connects knowledge with intuition, and infuses her work with creativity and fun. After our time with Sarah, we noticed a measurable difference in our daughter’s ability to emotionally self-regulate. Sarah has made a significant impact on our family’s sense of well-being and joy. We consider Sarah a key part of our family’s journey, and she continues to be a trusted adviser for us as our daughter matures. Sarah is a specialist of the highest caliber, and we feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her.
We worked with Sarah Norris during six weeks of intensive occupational therapy for our daughter’s sensory processing challenges. Sarah provided an incredibly compassionate, nonjudgmental, and safe environment for our daughter to explore her sensory and emotional needs. Sarah’s approach integrated the entire family. Our daughter gained confidence from Sarah’s play-based methods, while my husband and I learned how to be more successful parents of a sensory-challenged child. Sarah was generous with her expertise: she both modeled her approach during therapy sessions and provided numerous strategies for us to use outside of those sessions.
Sarah was exceptional with our son and a blessing to our family. After months of seeing doctors and professionals who didn’t understand him, Sarah brought us to tears during our first meeting when she told us that she had seen all of this before and that everything would be OK. She understood him in a way that was so comforting to us and started giving us tools to do the same. Her involvement in our lives was the turning point in his development. We actually moved to be closer to the facility at which she worked, so he could get more sessions with her…and that decision paid off. We will forever be grateful to Sarah and her unbelievably kind heart. Everything is OK…just as she promised…with large thanks to her.