All Things Sensory by Harkla

#168 - Virtual Happy Hour with OT Entrepreneurs Alexi and Marlee from SENSE-ational Spaces

September 01, 2021 Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L Episode 168
All Things Sensory by Harkla
#168 - Virtual Happy Hour with OT Entrepreneurs Alexi and Marlee from SENSE-ational Spaces
Show Notes

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Imagine your home, or the school you work in, has a dedicated space for children with sensory needs or a purposeful space for children without special needs. SENSE-ational Spaces is the company looking to meet this increasingly pressing need. The company’s founders, Alexi Le Claire and Marlee O. are Pediatric Occupational Therapists with a passion for family-centered care, and have channeled this enthusiasm into their incredible business. 

Alexi and Marlee shed light on the services they provide and the collaborative approach that underpins what they do. So often, parents or teachers have so much equipment but they don’t know how to use it, which is where Alexi and Marlee come in; they can do it all! 

We hear about how to pay for these services, the fulfillment Alexi and Marlee feel from this passion project, and the encouraging growth of OT entrepreneurs. We are so immensely excited about what SENSE-ational Spaces has to offer, and we have no doubt they will go from strength to strength as they head into the future. Tune in to hear it all!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Where Alexi and Marlee are from, their occupations, and how they came to start SENSE-ational Spaces. 
  • A look at the services SENSE-ational Spaces offers. 
  • How long Alexi and Marlee typically spend on a project. 
  • The satisfaction Alexi and Marlee feel when they see the reactions of the children. 
  • Covering the costs of SENSE-ational's services. 
  • The encouraging developments in the OT-entrepreneurial space. 
  • Places, aside from homes, where Alexi and Marlee create sensory-friendly spaces. 
  • How Alexi and Marlee adapt their offerings for schools. 
  • The biggest challenges Alexi and Marlee face in their business. 
  • Where Alexi and Marlee see themselves in a year. 
  • How to connect with Alexi and Marlee online. 
  • Final advice from Alexi and Marlee. 

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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

SENSE-ational Spaces
SENSE-ational Spaces Email —
SENSE-ational Spaces on Instagram
Minnesota School-Based OT / PT Institute 
Alexi Le Claire
Marlee O
All Things Sensory on Instagram
All Things Sensory on Facebook