Children with sensory processing disorders due to Autism and other development delays can benefit from sensory integration activities that provide vestibular input. Swinging is an excellent example of this type of activity.
A swinging motion continually moves the fluid inside the vestibular system and, coupled with trying to physically balance the body, effectively forces the brain to consider where the body is in relation to its environment. This not only helps to develop balance and trunk control, it can also help children to interact with their environment. The Nest Swing’s see-through net seat also helps users with sensory integration as they can safely see the ground ‘moving’ below them.
Whilst playgrounds and parks can be great for helping to develop social skills sometimes children with a range of conditions, especially those on the Autistic spectrum, can benefit from outdoor fun without having to think about anyone else.
Easy access to outdoor play equipment can be extremely beneficial in helping all children to ‘blow off steam’, but those with a dysfunctional vestibular system indicated by hyposensitivity to movement can find activities that include motion, such as swinging, extremely beneficial.
The Nest Swing’s see-through net seat also helps users with sensory integration.
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