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CSU Dunn Sensory

CSU - Winnie Dunn - Sensory

Seeker Constantly after new sensory experiences and plenty of them Enjoy going to firework displays; make noises such as humming and whistling; order or cook spicy food; tend to touch people when talking to them; walk around barefoot; change daily routines to keep them interesting.
Sensor Very particular about his/her sensory environment, needing to control it quite closely Are bothered by fast-changing images on TV; have precise ideas about clothing textures; repeatedly pick the same food in restaurants; prefer clean design in the home; select only a few chosen rides at amusement parks.
Bystander Not that bothered and not that aware of sensations Are easy-going and not easily ruffled; have to be called several times to get their attention; may leave dirt on their face or hands; find scratches or bruises and don’t know how they got them; don’t notice clutter until someone points it out.
Avoider Easily overwhelmed by too much sensory input Leave the room when a crowd starts to gather; like their surroundings clean and tidy; keep curtains or blinds drawn or partially drawn; make narrow food choices; don’t like getting their hands mucky; select solitary leisure activities.
Who Developed This Frame of Reference Winnie Dunn - From Kansas She initially became interested in this topic when working with children with autism, then she became interested in how sensory preferences affected ALL people.
Created by: OTTeacherLady
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