How enriching sensory awareness develops and affects well-being throughout childhood
Publication date: 2021-12
Innocenti Working Papers
No. of pages: 25
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‘Sensory awareness’ relates to the way humans perceive, distinguish and focus on the world through the senses.
This report focuses on the enrichment of sensory processing as a core capacity. Enrichment is understood both as the child’s ability to broaden their own sensory capabilities and as the societal mechanisms to support and nurture sensory development during childhood and adolescence by various means and in various contexts, such as school and family environments.
This literature review maps empirical and evidence-based theoretical knowledge of the enrichment of children’s sensory awareness and how it interacts with overall child well-being throughout childhood.