Olfactory (smell)

Our sense of smell provides us with information about difference types of smell and can alert us to danger e.g. if the food is past its best.

  • Children who are over-responsive may feel physically repulsed by smells such as air fresheners, someone’s perfume, or smells within a supermarket.
  • Children who are under-responsive may seek additional smell input from their environment by wanting to smell everything around them.
  • There is a strong link between smell and our memories.