What is hyposensitivity to sensory input?

What is hyposensitivity to sensory input?

Hyposensitivity, also known as Sensory under-responsitivity, refers to abnormally decreased sensitivity to sensory input. Hyposensitivity is especially common in people with Autism, and is mostly seen in children. Those experiencing this have a harder time stimulating their senses than normally.

How do you increase proprioceptive input?

Ideas for Proprioceptive Activities

  1. Weightbearing activities e.g. crawling, push-ups.
  2. Resistance activities e.g. pushing/pulling.
  3. Heavy lifting e.g. carrying books.
  4. Cardiovascular activities e.g.running, jumping on a trampoline.
  5. Oral activities e.g. chewing, blowing bubbles.
  6. Deep pressure e.g. tight hugs.

What are examples of proprioceptive?

Other examples of proprioception include:

  • Knowing whether feet are on soft grass or hard cement without looking (even while wearing shoes)
  • Balancing on one leg.
  • Throwing a ball without having to look at the throwing arm.

What is an example of a Proprioceptor?

Examples of proprioceptors are as follows: neuromuscular spindle, Golgi tendon organ, joint kinesthetic receptor, vestibular apparatus. In particular, the Golgi tendon organ is a proprioceptor that provides information regarding the changes in muscle tension.

What is an example of hyposensitivity?

People with vestibular hyposensitivity often rock forth and back or move in circles while rocking their body. Those with proprioceptive hyposensitivity have difficulty knowing where their bodies are in space and are often unaware of their own body sensations, for example, they do not feel hunger.

What are symptoms of hyposensitivity?

Symptoms of hyposensitivity, or being less responsive to sensory information, may include:

  • Clumsiness.
  • Fidgeting.
  • Difficulty sensing personal boundaries.
  • Difficulty understanding strength (may cause unintentional harm to children or pets)
  • Indifference to pain and extreme temperatures.

What are proprioceptive stimulation techniques?

Proprioceptive stimulation is a holistic technique in which a tactile stimulation is applied to the bottom of the foot. Through this stimulation, a message is sent to the cerebellum (the balance center of the brain). Acting on this signal, the cerebellum initiates a postural correction affecting the entire body.

How do you stimulate Proprioceptors?

Activities which stimulate the proprioceptive sense:

  1. Pushing (for example against the floor in crab, mountain or dog pose)
  2. Pulling (tug of war, or gently rowing with a partner in boat pose)
  3. Squeezing (into mouse pose)
  4. Climbing or lifting.
  5. Stretching (e.g. whole body stretch in growing flower or starfish pose)