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ERIC Number: EJ787048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Making Sense out of Everday Routines
de la Isla, Teresa
Exceptional Parent, v38 n2 p34-35 Feb 2008
It used to be thought that there were only five senses: touch, vision, hearing, smell, and taste. It is now known that a person has two additional senses. They are the proprioceptive sense, which allows individuals to know where their body parts are located in space, and the vestibular sense, which allows individuals to detect motion. However, in this multi-sensory world, it is often difficult to single out just one of these seven sensations. This requires a person's brains to process a variety of sensations simultaneously. Yet, when the brain has difficulty processing one or multiple sensations, which is the case with sensory processing disorder (SPD), problems may occur with learning, behavior, and interacting with the environment or other people. This article presents a list of common (not exclusive) symptoms for the three main categories of SPD, namely (1) sensory modulation disorder; (2) sensory discrimination disorder; and (3) sensory based-motor disorder, and their sub-types as well as strategies to help make everyday routines run more smoothly. Although the strategies presented may not work for all children with SPD, they may stimulate thought on similar situations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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