A FREE, quick and easy introduction to assessing your sensory style

Are you?

  • Interested in learning more about yourself
  • Interested in learning more about the best self-management tools
  • Wanting to discover your own sensory thresholds and understand your behaviour and habits in a different way
  • Easily overwhelmed and irritated during the day
  • Quickly getting bored and feeling unproductive
  • Struggling to cope in a noisy, busy world
  • In need of regular connections with family, colleagues and/or friends
  • Avoiding certain situations and not sure why

How do you benefit?

  • Discover an overview of your sensory style
  • Get to know how adapting your environment can reduce stress and overload
  • Understand how your senses influence your attention, emotion and behaviour
  • Thrive in all aspects of your life – from relationships and learning to home, life and work

How is the Sensory Quiz™ different?

  • Any brain action typically works in the following way: 1) sense 2) feel 3) think – we focus on the sense actions, which come first!
  • Our focus is on how you react to the sights, sounds, touches, smells, tastes and movements derived from your environment
  • The emphasis is not on character traits but on important underlying intuitive behaviours based on sensory thresholds and preferences
  • We measure and focus on the primitive part of the brain and how it activates the rest of the brain – in contrast to other assessments which typically focus on the middle and top parts of the brain
  • Our assessments help you gain insight, but also show how to adapt or change your environment to align with your sensory needs – you can DO something about it
  • Sensory thresholds provide aha moments and will help you understand why you do what you do

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We have found the Sensory Matrix™ tremendously valuable for clients in our mental health facility and return to work practice. Most new patients that are referred for our OT treatment receive a Sensory Matrix™ assessment. The report suggestions are easy, simple and practical. It provides information that our clients can implement regardless of their current stage of illness. It creates a positive and proactive approach which gives our patients hope and facilitates their recovery journey.

Nadia Joubert and Keri-Lee Roebert

Occupational Therapists at Work4Life

How does it work?

  • Follow the link below
  • The quiz will take you no longer than 3 minutes – first instinct counts – don’t overthink the answers
  • There are 15 statements with either an A or B selection – choose the one which describes you best
  • There are NO right or wrong answers
  • If you haven’t been exposed to the statement in question, follow your instinct
  • You can view your sensory style result online, and will also receive an email version of your results to keep

Discover your sensory style

And learn the powerful impact of the senses on your life

Let's get sensory

  • A sensory threshold is how quickly or slowly your brain’s sensory neurones respond to millions of sensory messages
  • We all filter and process this information differently, based on our inherent, genetic and unique sensory thresholds
  • There are four types of sensory thresholds: low (sensory avoiding) medium (sensory neutral) high (sensory seeking) or fluctuating (a combination of high and low)
  • Our thresholds are often different from sense to sense

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  • You think you have 5 senses – see, hear, smell, taste and touch, but in actual fact, you have 7
  • There are 2 movement senses:
  • The vestibular sense, located in the inner ear, a bit like your body’s GPS and responding to gravity to give you feedback to where you are in space. The vestibular sense provides the basis for movement and balance
  • The proprioception sense, which is located in all muscles and joints throughout the body and provides feedback on body awareness, joint position and muscle contractions. This helps you move seamlessly from one place to another, coordinate movements and manipulate objects

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  • We categorise the 7 senses into 3 main areas:
    • Information senses: see and hear – helps us process most of our daily information for doing and learning
    • Social senses: touch, smell and taste – helps us understand our personal space and to connect and engage with others
    • Regulation senses: movement (vestibular and proprioception) helps us to organise, calm and regulate the brain
  • These senses are based on the brain science of receptors and pathways that have been studied by neuroscientists