Balance (Vestibular Sense)
The vestibular system or the balance sense is responsible for maintaining our sense of balance, spatial orientation, and our coordination. It plays a crucial role in children’s motor development, posture and overall body control. Vestibular system detects changes in head position and movement, providing information to our brain on how we navigate through the environment, maintain stability, and participate in physical activities. However, some children may experience vestibular processing difficulties which can lead to challenges with balance, coordination and spatial awareness.