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The vestibular system is one of the bodys senses and responsible for awareness of our body in space and gravitational insecurity during tasks.  Kids can use balance beams to work on integration of the vestibular sense, perfect for children who seek movement, run into objects, fear certain positions, have trouble visually tracking items in reading and written, and more. Occupational Therapy with a balance beam activities.

Snowflake Balance Winter Gross Motor Indoor Play Therapy Idea

DIY balance beam for kids using a pool noodle from And Next Comes L

DIY Balance Beam for Kids

This activity will help improve balance. When we feel balanced and centered, our eyes move steadily and smoothly in order to focus, track, and discriminate between objects surrounding us.

Great list of the Best Toys for the Vestibular System. Awesome for parents would would like to buy "therapy tools" for home!

Best Toys for the Vestibular System!

These tools help children receive vestibular input. The vestibular system gives sensory information in regards to movement, equilibrium, and spatial relations.

Capitals First! by Print Path: Using Play-Based Activities to Overcome Oral Defensiveness, Food Aversions & Texture Sensitivities

Most of the time I LOVE my job, and one of my all-time favorites is when I am able to help kids overcome oral defensiveness. It is so extremely satisfying when kids are able to eat and enjoy…

Active learning is brain boosting!  Try this activity on a balance beam (or a piece of tape) for recognizing numbers, sequencing and patterning!

BALANCE BEAM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: MOVEMENT AND LEARNING

Active learning is brain boosting! Try this activity on a balance beam (or a piece of tape) for recognizing numbers, sequencing and patterning!

Balance and Coordination: Why Kids get “Lost in the System” Without Mastery of Balance and Coordination | ilslearningcorner.com

WHY BALANCE? How Kids get “Lost in the System” Without Mastery of Balance and Coordination

Why children with balance and coordination issues get lost in the system when trying to reach their academic potential.

A pediatric physical therapist lists some of her favorite toys for working on balance with kids.  So fun that they won't even know the benefits!

THE BEST TOYS FOR PROMOTING BALANCE

A pediatric physical therapist lists some of her favorite toys for working on balance with kids. So fun that they won't even know the benefits!

Share Tweet Pin Mail The shoulder girdle is very important in the functioning of the arms and the hands. In order to use your ...

Favorite Activities to Work on Shoulder Girdle Strengthening

Primitive Reflexes: The Culprit Behind Your Child’s Balance and Coordination Issues | ilslearningcorner.com

Primitive Reflexes: The Culprit Behind Your Child’s Balance and Coordination Issues

Primitive Reflexes: The Culprit Behind Your Child’s Balance and Coordination Issues - Integrated Learning Strategies

The shoulder girdle is very important in the functioning of the arms and the hands.  In order to use your hands efficiently, you need to have strong, stable shoulders for your arms to work off of.  Kids need to be able to easily reach up against gravity and to reach out for objects.  It is hard to control what your hand is doing when you can’t control your shoulder very well, so I am going to share some of my  {Read More}

Favorite Activities to Work on Shoulder Girdle Strengthening

Heavy Work Activities: Heavy Work Prevents Proprioceptive Dysfunction and Fosters Proprioceptive Success | ilslearningcorner.com

Heavy Work Activities Prevent Proprioceptive Dysfunction and Fosters Proprioceptive Success

This site is a tool that OTs can reference when explaining to parents how the vestibular system works, while also giving parents ideas of how to play at the playground in a manner that will help develop the vestibular system.

SENSORY PROCESSING: THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM

The vestibular system is an important part of sensory processing and development. How does the vestibular system have to do with SPD?

Gravitational Insecurity: Creates Fight or Flight Response and Sensory Defensiveness | http://ilslearningcorner.com

GRAVITATIONAL INSECURITY: Creates Fight or Flight Response and Sensory Defensiveness

Gravitational Insecurity: Creates Fight or Flight Response and Sensory Defensiveness - Integrated Learning Strategies