Basic guide to Sensory
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.