Sensory Spectacle was founded in 2014 by Becky Lyddon.
Whilst working with children and young people with complex health needs and disabilities, Becky became captivated by the autistic sensory world. She qualified as a Makaton tutor as well as developed unique training to help others understand and explain the way some children and adults with SPD were responding to their environment through their senses. Alongside her work she completed a Masters degree in Art and Science, earning a distinction for her immersive installations focusing on the autistic sensory world. This experience and understanding of sensory processing difficulties inspired Becky to want to educate others on how people with SPD experience their surroundings and so Sensory Spectacle was born.
Becky is passionate about raising awareness of SPD and providing a deeper level of understanding and support. She has developed hundreds of videos, resources and training and travels the world to run workshops, attend exhibitions with our immersive installations and as a keynote speaker at conferences.
She remains Sensory Spectacle's driving force, supported by a small team made up of part-time employees, volunteers and 'sensory specialists' (children & adults with SPD).
Can you help us?
We pride ourselves on the accuracy and authenticity of our installations and training. We couldn't do it without our fantastic 'Sensory Specialists'; a group of adults and children with Sensory Processing Differences who share their experiences and insights, so we can help provide deeper insights and bring their experiences to life.
With your help we want to raise awareness of SPD and create even more evidence-based and impactful training and resources.