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The Vestibular System and Your Child’s Behavior

The vestibular system, often the least discussed of the senses, is responsible for the sense of balance and movement.  “Every child has a different thresh-hold or limit of what their vestibular system can handle.”

“Information from the eyes, ears, and vestibular system (balance & movement) combine to give an awareness of yourself in relation to the space around you. So, your eyes tell you where you are in the room, your ears tell you what is going on in the room, the vestibular system recognizes if your body is standing still, moving, if it is balanced etc. All this information is then filtered through your brain and then your brain provides a response. This affects your arousal, motor and language responses.”

See more: How the Vestibular System Affects Your Child’s Behavior

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