Research has shown that the sense of balance, or vestibular system, affects brain processing and sensory integration. Activities that involve balance can have a significant effect on student’s information processing and thus their academics.
When a person engages in motor activities that involve many different sensory systems, the brain utilizes more neural networks to organize and execute the activities effectively. As the difficulty of the task increases, so does the number of neuron networks.
Activities that require individuals to balance, make spatial judgments, and provide feedback are the most powerful and effective activities for maintaining and improving brain processing efficiency. That’s why we include sensory integration activities within our classroom to prompt our students to become efficient learners which improves academic success.