What is the Sensory Matrix™?

  • Sensory Matrix™ is an online questionnaire, measuring your sensory processing style
  • It provides a customised report with sensory threshold results,  insights and simple strategies for easy implementation
  • Developed by Dr Annemarie Lombard, who holds a PhD in Occupational therapy (Health Sciences)

How does it work?

  • Get a secure username and password to complete the assessment online
  • Complete the 120 questions, it takes 15-20 minutes
  • You get a customised 25 page report with results, insights and strategies

How do you benefit?

  • Learn more about yourself
  • Identify your thresholds to know how your environment influences your brain unconsciously
  • Identify your triggers and distractions in the environment
  • Learn how to self-regulate to beat stress
  • Learn to make self-care personal for you – what works and what doesn’t work
  • Be more focused, energised and productive
  • Boost health and wellness
The Sensory Matrix™ report

The Sensory Matrix™ report

  • Your report will consist of the following:
  • An introduction to Sensory Intelligence
  • Your results for all the 7 senses
  • Do you have low, medium, high or fluctuating thresholds?
  • The Sensory tree – are you a root, trunk or leaf?
  • Sensory strategies for each sensory system
  • Sensory strategies for home
  • Sensory strategies for work
The Sensory Tree™

The Sensory Tree™

  • Our sensory tree analogy is easy, simple and fun to understand
  • Are you a root, trunk or leaf?
  • Roots are sensory avoiders
  • Trunks are sensory neutrals
  • Leaves are sensory seekers
  • Do we need less or more stimuli?
  • Understand relationships and diversity with the tree positions

General insights

  • Self-awareness is the first step in knowing how you respond to your environment
  • Are you aware of the label at the back of your shirt?
  • Do you hate standing in a full lift?
  • Do you like to have your hair cut?
  • Do you prefer to go to the gym or running on your own?
  • How often do you need “time out”?
  • Are you energised by people?

Self-regulation strategies

  • All our strategies use a bottom-up approach
  • We promote sensory-based actions to calm and organise the body and brain
  • All strategies will be customised based on your unique results
  • Sensory snacks – quick, easy tools to calm and organise yourself
  • Sensory diets – what activities are best for you?
  • Sensory ergonomics – adapting the environment to reduce overload

Sensory strategies for home

  • Home is where your heart is. So take care of both!
  • Should you live in a high-rise in the centre of town, or a quiet cul-de-sac?
  • How does your sensory style influence your parenting style?
  • Do you need quiet time to get away from the rush?
  • Do you prefer an outdoor camping trip or New York as a holiday destination?
  • Do you prefer a strong curry or a lamb stew?

Sensory strategies for work

  • How to work smarter and be more productive.
  • Do you take lunch away from your desk?
  • Can you perform optimally in an open plan office?
  • Does it matter where you sit in the office?
  • How does commuting to work affect you?
  • Do you prefer structure at work?
  • Or do you like flexibility?
  • Are you easily bothered by noise in your office?