5 EXTERNAL senses:
2 INTERNAL senses:
- Vestibular: deals with balance and spatial orientation.
- Proprioceptive: involves posture control, coordination of body movements.
is the neurological process of organizing the information we receive all the time from our body and the outside world.
Sensory integration is dynamic, permanent, and cyclical.
When our brain processes sensations efficiently, we automatically react with adaptative responses that help us master our environment.
Sensory integration includes reception, detection, integration, modulation, discrimination, postural responses and praxis.
These processes are simultaneous.
Disorders in the registration or modulation of sensory stimuli:
- Sensory research.
‘In class, sensory stimuli can be very disturbing for me.
Some sounds, such as a pen scratching a paper, felt-tip or chalk on the blackboard, other students whispering, all these noises can disturb me.
Bright lights in the classroom can give me a headache and tire me out quickly.
I can also be very sensitive to touch, so the contact of certain fabrics or the physical proximity of other students can be uncomfortable for me.
Sometimes the smells in the classroom can be very intense and disturb me.
These sensory problems cause my stress level to become very high, and have an impact on my concentration, participation and performance.
I try to find strategies to calm down and feel more comfortable, but sometimes it’s really hard to deal with all these sensory stimuli throughout the day.’