Description of Sensory Efficiency
The ability to understand and makes sense of what is seen, heard, touched, smelled, and tasted is the foundation for development and learning. Sensory efficiency involves acquiring skills that contribute to the most effective use of sensory systems for obtaining information. This chapter delves into the critical skills for each of the five external and two internal senses (the proprioceptive and vestibular systems), the progression and stages of sensory systems, and the considerations to keep in mind at each stage, as well as useful tools and strategies to take into account when instructing visually impaired students. Learning activities are supplied at the end of the chapter.