Sensology’s aims are to wake up the five basic senses (see, hear, touch, smell, taste) and also movement related sensory systems: the vestibular (balance, head movements and gravity) and the proprioceptive (body positions, body mapping and planning movements). The senses are stimulated and introduced individually and a familiar song/rhyme is used to cue in the session as well as children looking at themselves in a mirror. At Daventry Hill School, sensology is used to support the student’s awareness, engagement and to enable them to make preferences.
A variety of different equipment can be used when waking up the individual senses. Below are some examples of the types of resources used to stimulate each of the senses. At DHS we realise it is important to use contrasting senses to not only enhance the senses but also to allow your child to communicate and show preference to particular experiences.