Sensory Checklist

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Auditory Sense

AVOIDING

(A)   Is startled or distressed by loud noises

(B)   Covers ears with hands for certain sounds/noises

(C)   Dislikes certain low frequency sounds e.g., hairdryer, hand dryer, food mixer

SEEKING

(D)   Finds it difficult to work with  background noise

(E)   Appears to not hear what you say

(F)   Has difficulty paying attention

(G)   Has difficulty following instructions

 

Touch Sense

AVOIDING

(A)   Regularly becomes upset during grooming i.e., washing, hair brushing

(B)   Can overreact to touch

(C)   Resists cuddling, pulls away from touch

SEEKING

(D)   Enjoys crashing and bumping into objects and people

(E)   Constantly touches people and objects

(F)   Seems unaware when face and hands are messy

 

Movement Sense

AVOIDING

(A)     Can become upset when moving or during movement experiences

(B)     Fears of heights and of falling

(C)     Becomes upset or sick when traveling in the car

SEEKING

(D)     Constantly moving or running about

(E)     Moves so much that it interferes with other activities

(F)     Finds it difficult to concentrate because of need to move

 

Taste Sense

AVOIDING

(A)     Avoids certain food tastes or textures

(B)     Dislikes brushing teeth

(C)     Could be described as a picky eater

SEEKING

(A)     Enjoys foods that you wouldn’t expect e.g., sour, bitter, spicy

(B)     Likes to chew on non-food items

(C)     Is unaware of food or liquid on his face

Body Sense

(A)     Becomes tired easily

(B)     Poor endurance

(C)     Has a weak grasp

(D)     Seeks lots of rough ‘n’ tumble play

(E)     Poor articulation

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