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What are the 7 Senses?


The 7 Senses:

Vestibular- movement and balance, most powerful sense, tells us where our body is in relation to gravity (inner ear).






Proprioceptive- body position and awareness, tells us where our body is in space and what our body parts are doing (muscles and joints).







Tactile- touch, gives us information related to pain, temperature, pressure, size, shape, texture.












Auditory- hearing, tells us where sounds occur and what sounds we are hearing.









Visual- seeing, tells us color, shape, size, distance, and movement.










Gustatory- tasting, provides information on items that enter the mouth.













Olfactory- smelling, provides information about odors we encounter.













All of our senses are interrelated and function together.  Many abilities rely on effective sensory processing; especially from our vestibular, proprioceptive, and tactile senses.   OT can encourage these skills to develop, so children can reach their potentials!








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