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All you need to know about The Tactile Sense

Updated: Jul 5, 2021

Here at Super Calm Sensory Products our aim is to educate parents, carers, teachers and children on neurodiversity and the impact it can have on the person caring for the child with a neurodiverse difference. We aim to increase understanding on what is happening in the body of a neurologically different person resulting in greater empathy in understanding certain behaviours. By developing sensory diets and activities aimed towards their specific sensory needs the child should reach optimum levels of arousal to allow them to be present during school and home life.

Someone who has neurologically diverse differences may react differently to others around sensory stimuli and other environmental factors. The overall goal is to promote understanding and increase empathy resulting in a more harmonious environment for all.

Understanding the eight senses and how the may present in neurologically diverse children is a key aspect in furthering your understanding of sensory processsing disorders. Children may present adverse reactions to certain stimuli and by reading our eight blogs you may be better able to identify what senses they are seeking and avoiding.

The Tactile sense is all about touch. From the lightest touch to heavier pressure. It also allows us to safely feel temperatures and vibrations.

When this sense isn't integrated fully or a child with ASD/SPD has difficulties with this sense they have to be taught about hot and cold and what is safe to touch and what is not. This sense is closely linked with the gustatory sense.

Anything you touch or feel physically is associated with this sense. Children who have difficulties with sensory inputs relating to the Tactile sense can benefit greatly from sensory bins. These involve hiding items in different textured foods or items and getting the child to find them.

Super Calm creates a pathway to build resilience to these stimuli for neurologically diverse children. By understanding your child's sensory needs you may enable them to reach their full potential in an educational setting, increasing emotional-regulation and self soothing.

Please follow the links below in order to see our full range of blogs explaining the senses.



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