What is orientation?
Orientation is the ability that allows awareness of oneself and one’s surroundings at all times.
There are three types of orientation:
- Personal orientation: the ability to integrate information relating to personal history and identity such as our age, civil status, or education level.
- Temporal orientation: the ability to manage information about different events or situations, and place them in chronological order. This is information relating to day, time, month, year, the moment of performing certain behaviors, holidays, seasons, etc.
- Spatial orientation: the ability to handle information relating to where one is coming from, where one is at a specific moment, where one is heading to, etc.
Why is orientation important?
Think about how important it is to locate oneself and others in a specific place or point in time. In order to do so, we must be aware of ourselves and our surroundings which involves determining our proper location in time and space.
At any given moment, we need to know which day or time it is and which activities to perform (to have breakfast in the morning, to go to bed at night, to spend time with hobbies during the weekend, etc.).
Physi0Active can design specific activities for the rehabilitation of orientation