As Occupational Therapists we know that no two people in the world will react the same in any situation they encounter. Genetic predisposition (Nature) plays a role, learning and experiences (Nurture) from very early stage of life also play a role, also how their senses process the information from their environment - all of these will create a platform from which they all make decisions to act towards a stimuli or environment. This myriad of reactions reflects peoples individual sensory patterns, and these patterns affect the way we react to everything that happens to us throughout the day.
Gaining understanding of your own behaviour or the behaviour patterns of your child / family member or colleague need to include knowledge of Sensory Systems and the role they play before you make up your mind….
Making use of the work done by pioneers in the field like Winnie Dunn and Annemarie Lombard will help establish better understanding of these systems. I include this in many of my assessments and training regimes in order for my clients to gain better understanding of themselves and how to modulate / adapt the way they might do things on a day to day basis, in order to better regulate their own sensory and nervous systems.
Completing a Sensory Profile and scheduling a follow up consultation session in order to establish how to adjust or modulate according to your profile suggestions.
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Winnie Dunn Model
Dunn's Model of Sensory Processing was developed in the field of occupational and educational counseling. Dunn proposes that four sensory processing patterns characterize the perceptual process. These patterns are thought to arise from individual differences in neurological thresholds for stimulation (high-low) and self-regulation strategies (active-passive). Crossing these dimensions gives us four sensory processing styles (Dunn, 2001; 1997).READ MORE...
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