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!