Vestibular (Movement)

The vestibular system is our sense of balance and influences muscle tone, motor co-ordination, regulation, and visual skills. It also informs us of where our body is in space. Our movement also impacts on our regulation levels. For example, gentle rocking can calm a baby whereas rotation e.g. a-round-about or fairground ride, would be more alerting.

  • We may see a poor postural control and stability (low muscle tone).
  • Children may seek extra movement e.g. always be on the go and can’t sit still.
  • With some children you may see an avoidance of movement e.g. with play equipment.