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Receiving and differentiating sensory stimuli
Sensory Awareness
Interpreting sensory stimuli
Sensory Processing
Interpreting light touch, pressure, temperature, pain, and vibration through skin contact/receptors.
Tactile (Processing)
Interpreting stimuli originating in muscles, joints, and other internal tissues that give information about the position of one body part in relation to another.
Proprioceptive (Processing)
Interpreting stimuli from the inner ear receptors regarding head position and movement.
Vestibular (Processing)
Interpreting stimuli through the eyes, including peripheral vision and acuity, and awareness of color and pattern.
Visual (Processing)
Interpreting and localizing sounds, and discriminating background sounds.
Auditory (Processing)
Interpreting tastes.
Gustatory (Processing)
Interpreting odors.
Olfactory (Processing)
Organizing sensory input into meaningful patterns.
Perceptual Processing
Identifying objects through proprioception, cognition, and the sense of touch.
Interpreting noxious stimuli.
Pain Response
Acquiring an internal awareness of the body and the relationship of body parts to each other.
Body Scheme
Differentiating one side from the other.
Right-Left Discrimination
Recognizing forms and objects as the same in various environments, positions, and sizes.
Form Constancy
Determining the spatial relationship of figures and objects to self or other forms and objects.
Position in Space
Identifying forms or objects from incomplete presentations.
Differentiating between foreground and background forms and objects.
Figure Ground
Determining the relative distance between objects, figures, or landmarks and the observer, and changes in planes of surfaces.
Depth Perception
Determining the position of objects relative to each other.
Spatial Relations
Determining the location of objects and settings and the route to the location.
Topographical Orientation
Eliciting an involuntary muscle response by sensory input.
Moving body parts through an arc.
Range of Motion
Demonstrating a degree of tension or resistance in a muscle at rest and in response to stretch.
Muscle Tone
Demonstrating a degree of muscle power when movement is resisted, as with objects or gravity.
Identifying the excursion and direction of joint movement.
The ability to receive input, process information, and produce output.
Sensorimotor Component
Sustaining cardiac, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal exertion over time.
Using righting and equilibrium adjustments to maintain balance during functional movements.
Postural Control
Maintaining biomechanical integrity among body parts.
Postural Alignment
Maintaining anatomical and physiological condition of interstitial tissue and skin.
Soft Tissue Integrity
Using large muscle groups for controlled, goal-directed movements.
Gross Coordination
Moving limbs and eyes across the midsagittal plane of the body.
Crossing the Midline
Using a preferred unilateral body part for activities requiring a high level of skill.
Coordinating both body sides during activity.
Bilateral Integration
Using the body in functional and versatile movement patterns.
Motor Control
Conceiving and planning a new motor act in response to an environmental demand.
Using small muscle groups for controlled movements, particularly in object manipulation.
Fine Coordination/Dexterity
Coordinating the interaction of information from the eyes with body movement during activity.
Visual-Motor Integration
Coordinating oropharyngeal musculature for controlled movements.
Oral-Motor Control
The ability to use higher brain functions.
Cognitive Integration and Cognitive Components
Demonstrating alertness and responsiveness to environmental stimuli.
Level of Arousal
Identifying person, place, time, and situation.
Identifying familiar faces, objects, and other previously presented materials.
Focusing on a task over time.
Attention Span
Starting a physical or mental activity.
Initiation of Activity
Stopping an activity at an appropriate time.
Termination of Activity
Recalling information after a brief or long periods of time.
Placing information, concepts, and actions in order.
Identifying similarities of and differences among pieces of environmental information.
Organizing a variety of information to form thoughts and ideas.
Concept Formation
Mentally manipulating the position of objects in various relationships.
Spatial Operations
Recognizing a problem, defining a problem, identifying alternative plans, selecting a plan, organizing steps in a plan, implementing a plan, and evaluating the outcome.
Problem Solving
Acquiring new concepts and behaviors.
Applying previously learned concepts and behaviors to a variety of new situations.
The ability to interact in society and to process emotions.
Psychosocial Skills and Psychological Components
Identifying ideas or beliefs that are important to self and others.
Identifying mental or physical activities that create pleasure and maintain attention.
Developing the value of the physical, emotional, and sexual self.
Identifying, maintaining, and balancing functions one assumes or acquires in society (e.g., worker, student, parent, friend, religious participant).
Role Performance
Interacting by using manners, personal space, eye contact, gestures, active listening, and self-expression appropriate to one's environment.
Social Conduct
Using verbal and nonverbal communication to interact in a variety of settings.
Interpersonal Skills
Using a variety of styles and skills to express thoughts, feelings, and needs.
Identifying and managing stress and related factors.
Coping Skills
Planning and participating in a balance of self-care, work, leisure, and rest activities to promote satisfaction and health.
Time Management
Modifying ones own behavior in response to environmental needs, demands, constraints, personal aspirations, and feedback from others.