Overview, Causes, and Prevalence
The sensory systems involved in sensory processing are:
- Tactile – touch
- Vestibular – movement
- Olfactory – smell
- Gustatory – taste
- Auditory – hearing
- Proprioception – the sense of our joints and muscles For example, if the lights are turned off, it’s the sense that tells you where your body is without looking. Difficulties with this sense can present as extreme clumsiness or difficulty with tasks such as jumping, catching, and throwing.
- Interoception – the sense of our internal body including organs and body systems For example, being able to tell if you are hungry or when you need to go to the bathroom.