Vestibular Sensory System Archives
When I was a kid my favorite ride at the fair was those tea cups that would spin you until the world became a blur. And this my friends is what the Vestibular System is -- movement and balance. The vestibular system is located in our inner ear behind the cochlea. As a child who had eight major reconstructive ear surgeries this is a sensory system that I personally struggled with greatly. So much so that my nickname was Grace...
The vestibular system is important to the development of ALL children, not just those on the spectrum. It allows us to move gracefully and efficiently within our environment and it works closely with all of our other systems. It can affect muscle tone, visual-spatial awareness, emotional security, and so much more.
The best way to work on the vestibular child is to get outside and play! The playground is a fantastic place to let your child explore movement!
Vestibular System Resources:
In addition to the posts that you will find below, here are some other areas of Parenting Chaos that you might enjoy.
- Gross Motor
- Sensory Bins
- Essential Oils and Special Needs
- Free Special Needs Printables
- DIY Therapy Tools
- Social Skills Archives
Discover more about the other Systems by visiting our Sensory Integration Archives.