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!