Literally our ” Sixth Sense”

IMG_7335_2Our sense of self is a combination of our awareness of our position within our environment, and the parts of our body in relation to one another. Consider our ability to shoot a basketball through a hoop. It’s the subconscious ability to instantly judge the angle and force at each joint required to throw the ball at that distance and height. Even more simply, consider pressing an elevator button. Your eyes may see the button, but our sense of self guides our finger to precisely depress it. Our ability to feel and sense that distance and positioning is all tied in to our sense of self.

Areas to explore SELF: Angus McRodeo, Basketball, Batak, Bubble Station, Gaga Pit, Half Pipe, Inflatables, Just Dance and the GalaxZee Room



Sensory Integration Dysfunction Symptoms:

Sensory Over Responsive ( SOR )

  • Avoids playground and moving equipment.
  • Fearful of heights.
  • Dislikes being tipped upside down.
  • Often afraid of falling.
  • Avoids walking on uneven surfaces.
  • Avoids rapid, sudden or rotating movements.

Sensory Under Responsive ( SUR )

  • Doesn’t seem to notice movements in head or body position.
  • Never seems to get busy.
  • Doesn’t ever appear to be afraid of heights.
  • Overly tolerant of drops and spinning.
  • May not be able to protect themselves when falling, or notice that they are falling until landing.

Sensory Seeking ( SS )

  • Is a thrill seeker.
  • Never seems to sit still.
  • Craves any possible movement experience, especially fast or spinning.
  • Shakes legs while sitting.
  • Loves being tossed in the air.
  • May frequently jump from heights.
  • May repeat certain movements.

Sensory Under Responsive ( SUR )

  • Difficulty understanding where body is in relation to other objects.
  • Appear clumsy.
  • Bumps into things often.
  • Moves in a stiff and/or uncoordinated way.
  • Has difficulty with processing things that are coming too fast.
  • Low levels of energy and arousal.
  • Usually prefer sedentary monotonous tasks.

Sensory Seeking ( SS )

  • Constantly jumping, crashing, and stomping.
  • Loves to be squished and bear hugs.
  • Prefers tight clothing.
  • Loves rough-housing.
  • May be aggressive with other children.

Difficulty * Regulating Input

  • Doesn’t know how hard to push an object.*
  • Misjudges the weight of an object.*
  • Breaks objects often and rips paper when erasing pencil marks.*



Sensory Integration Dysfunction Symptoms:

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