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the vestibular system

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.

An Exercise Ball is great for kids with sensory processing disorder or SPD. These exercising challenge the vestibular system, strengthen the core, and make the child cross midline.

Have child lay prone over an exercise ball with two baskets in front of them. Child will separate objects based on color/size/shape into the two baskets using one hand at a time to increase core strength, stability, and promote proper fall response