All Things Sensory by Harkla

#163 - A Look into Daily Sensory Processing for Adults + We're Sharing Top Secret Information!

July 28, 2021 Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L
All Things Sensory by Harkla
#163 - A Look into Daily Sensory Processing for Adults + We're Sharing Top Secret Information!
Show Notes

Surprise, surprise: all living human beings have a sensory system! 

You may have known that, but did you know that almost everything you experience in your daily life has sensory input of some kind? The simple act of waking up in the morning can entail the use of all eight of your senses, from auditory to tactile to vestibular. 

In today’s episode, you’ll receive a rundown of some of the countless sensory inputs that your system is receiving throughout a typical day. 

Some people’s sensory systems aren’t able to cope with so much input, or certain types of input, and it’s so important to become aware of what inputs may be causing distress to you and your child. 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • An introduction to today’s topic which focuses on sensory systems (which every single one of us has).
  • Sensory activities consist of much more than you may realize. 
  • The numerous benefits of sensory activities. 
  • Visual and auditory input you are likely to receive when you wake up in the morning.
  • Examples of tactile input.
  • How you can tell if your interoception system is working properly.
  • Types of inputs that wake up your olfactory system. 
  • Activities which target your vestibular system.
  • Proprioception; you may be surprised at how often this system comes into play.
  • Problems that people can experience when they have an underdeveloped sensory system. 
  • The importance of figuring out which sensory inputs you are struggling with.
  • Common misdiagnoses that are actually just the result of a sensory overload. 

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Harkla Article: Sensory Processing Disoder
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