The Sensory Scale
The five senses help our nervous system organize and make sense of the world around us. However, when there is a history of trauma, our senses are not always well integrated. This means that individuals might become hypersensitive, rendering what others would consider ordinary sights, sounds, and other senses to become uncomfortable and even overwhelming. On the other end of the spectrum, people who are hyposensitive fail to notice or register certain senses, creating a lack of awareness and disconnect. Still, other people experience a combination of hyper- and hyposensitivity, or maybe hypersensitive on some senses and hyposensitive on others. This questionnaire will help you understand how your nervous system tends to experience your overall patterns.