by Timothy D. Davis, Ph.D.
Posts about Sensory Pathways 101 w/ Dr. Tim Davis:
We have eight senses - yes, eight - that help us in every aspect of our daily lives. However, for the purpose of this article, it is important to recognize that there are three senses that are absolutely essential to helping children self-regulate – they are Tactile, Vestibular, and Proprioception.
Most kids love to move when engaging in sensory play. In fact, we all do - but what we do with that information in our brain can be affected by a whole host of factors.
Kids who have trouble with tactile, proprioception or the vestibular senses often struggle with motor skills that require midline crossing and motor planning. In addition, these same children may have difficulty managing impulsive behavior or responding appropriately to the stimuli in the...
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