Training and Consulting
Train your educators, staff, management teams, human resource departments, and business leaders today.
Sensory systems are a human condition and affect our responses to the environment around us.
Employer and Workforce Training
Educator Professional Development / Teacher Training
Katie McMurray and the team at Sensory Tool House, LLC offer a variety of training, consulting, and speaking opportunities to support you.
Katie McMurray, M.Ed., CDMS, PGAP is the founder and chief executive officer of Sensory Tool House, LLC. Sensory Tool House is the only retail and community gathering place that focuses on serving those who are neurodivergent and/or disabled in Washington State.
As a neurodivergent person, business owner, vocational counselor, and caregiver of those who have neuro-differences, Katie understands the barriers in our communities that lead to greater unemployment in the neurodivergent population. The unemployment rates have further social implications including an increased chance of becoming unhoused.
Katie knows the value that neurodiversity brings to business leaders. By employing and supporting a neurodiverse work force, employee retention, productivity, and other business metrics can increase anywhere from 30-90%. Katie has witnessed the success neurodiversity brings to a business. Her staff is 90% neurodivergent.
From work as an elementary and middle school teacher to working with adults as a certified disability management specialist, Katie has what it takes to understand the impact sensory processing, trauma and ACES have on learning and the workforce. With her master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling, she focused on sensory processing disorder and has continued her passion to learn and further support the neurodivergent community.
Neurodiversity plays a big role in Katie's personal life as well. Katie has three kids, all neurodivergent. She understands the challenges of caregiving and supporting loved ones who are autistic, have ADHD, dyscalculia, sensory processing disorder, and brain differences due to adverse childhood experiences.
Katie's careers and education give her a unique perspective on how education and the workforce are affected by sensory processing and neuro-differences. It is this perspective that gives her the expertise and experience to pass on to others.
When she is not working towards inclusion and acceptance of neurodiversity, you will likely find Katie doing the PNW things with her family: exploring the Salish Sea, hiking, gardening, running the occasional race, snuggling with her dog, and laughing at all the adventures life brings.