Basic guide to Sensory

baby-s-touch-1452921 Ariel camilo  eye-1542065-1600x1200 sam spreutels







When I first had my daughter, I had never really used this word ‘sensory’ before and now it is a part of most of my everyday life.  From sensory rooms, sensory toys, sensory therapy, sensory diets. It was very easy to get overwhelmed in understanding this complex area.  I am on a journey to better understand it– so thought I would try and capture some of what I have learnt so far.  No doubt as I learn more I will update and refresh.

Our bodies are all stimulated by a variety of factors. These factors are categorised into different parts, as they all play different roles with how our bodies translate information in our surroundings.

There are 7 Senses:

Sight                    What we see ie Depth, Colours
Hearing              What we hear ie Loud, Quiet, Muffled, Shrill
Smell                   What we smell  ie Strong odours or No odour at all
Taste:                  What we taste ie Sweet, Sour, Hot, Cold,
Touch:                How we feel touch ie Pain, Temperature, Light touch, Pressure, Vibrations, Prickly.
Vestibular system:  Balance
Proprioceptive system: – Gives your brain information about our body parts without having to look at them, informs our brain about its positioning.