Sensory Overload: Definition & Symptoms


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What are the five senses?

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1. There are many symptoms associated with sensory overload. Which of the following would most likely NOT be a symptom of sensory overload?

2. Which of the following would be a source of sensory overload associated with the vision sense?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It would be difficult to function without the ability to hear, touch, and see, but too much of a good thing, especially when it comes to our senses, can be overwhelming. Take advantage of these helpful materials to gauge your knowledge of sensory overload. We'll cover the reasons for sensory overload and the symptoms they may incur.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will check your understanding of the following:

  • Sources of vision or hearing overload
  • Increased likelihood of overload related to developmental or cognitive disorders
  • Symptoms of sensory overload

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sensory overload lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the five senses
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about conditions that may lead to sensory overload

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson on sensory overload will prepare you to:

  • List situations in which someone might suffer a sensory overload
  • Name the five senses and explain how each processes information
  • Give reasons why someone might be especially sensitive to sensory overloads