Sensory Processing Patterns
high thresholds, passive self regulation
may not notice sensations ("let the world go by")
high thresholds, active self regulation
pleasure with sensations ("wants and gets it all")
low thresholds, passive self regulation
notices more than most ("no filters, gets everything")
low thresholds, active self regulation
minimizes sensory experiences ("covers up, gets away")
Keep these patterns in mind when choosing apps for your students. It might help you understand why a seemingly good educational app doesn't work for a particular student. Have fun exploring and discovering.
I want to thank Winnie Dunn (a self proclaimed Seeker) for her thoughtful work on Sensory Patterns and relating them to everyday life. I have learned so much from her over the years. If you are interested in reading more, please check out her book, Living Sensationally - Understanding your Senses.