Designed by the respected Lesley Collier of the University of Southampton to manage set patterns of behaviour that may be a result of sensory processing difficulties. These difficulties may be experienced by all generations from those with no clinical problems through to those with diagnoses such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Learning Disabilities, Alzheimer's disease, Schizophrenia and Stroke, amongst others.
These packs are based around the model of Sensory Processing (Dunn, 2001). In order to identify which sensory type you fall within the Sensory Profile or the Adult Sensory Profile will need to be completed. Each pack will include equipment that will provide a more appropriate level of stimulation to each of the senses; touch, sight, sound, smell and movement (proprioceptive and vestibular stimulation). Contents may vary subject to availability.
Sensory Seeker - This person seeks out sensory experiences in everyday life and has a high sensory threshold, meaning they require lots of stimulation or a more intense sensory stimulus in order to respond.
Low Registration - This person does not notice or misses sensory events in everyday life that others readily notice or is slow to respond to sensory stimulation. He or she has a high sensory threshold, meaning they require lots of stimulation or a more intense sensory stimulus in order to respond.
Sensory Sensitive - This person readily notices sensory stimuli and may be uncomfortable or distracted by them. He or she has a low sensory threshold, meaning they do not need much sensory stimulation in order to respond. However, rather than manage this level of stimulation they are easily distracted by it, e.g. being distracted by an untidy room.
Sensory Avoider - This person deliberately acts to reduce or prevent exposure to sensory stimuli. This individual has a low sensory threshold, meaning they do not need much sensory stimulation in order to respond. As a result, they actively find ways to avoid too much sensory input during the day, e.g. only eating familiar foods when in a foreign country.