Astronaut Training is a program designed to directly impact the vestibular, visual, and auditory systems. The protocol takes into account the interconnectedness of how the three systems work together to bring meaning to our world and motivate us to move, explore, and interact with the environment. During the Astronaut Training, the child is spun around on a board while listening to specialized music, both in seated and in side-lying positions, to elicit reflexive eye movements (nystagmus) in preparation for purposeful visual activities. By combining these powerful senses (vestibular-auditory-visual triad), the benefits include improving a child’s regulation/organization, spatial awareness, and general movement abilities for more optimal functioning at home, in school and in the community.
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