The vestibular sense provides us with a good posture, balance and movement sensation.
Our movement receptors are located in our inner ear and send information about our position and how we are moving to the brain. If the brain does not process the movement sensation accurately then we may be described as over responsive or under responsive to movement sensation and this will affect our behaviour.
If the brain is over responsive, it can become easily overwhelmed by a movement experience causing fear, anxiety and avoidance. If it is under responsive it may seek out more movement experiences to satisfy its need.
A child that has an over responsive movement system may:
A child that has an under responsive movement system may:
There are a number of ways that you can help a child with an over responsive movement system:
There are a number of things that you can do to help a child that has an under responsive movement system: