Vestibular stimulation can have a significant impact on the nervous system. Vestibular sensations also help the nervous system stay organized and balanced. Quick and fast movements tend to be alerting, and slow movements tend to be calming. An occupational therapist suggest sensory diet activities, after doing sensory profile. Sensory diet should be done slowly and under supervision for some early days.
Alerting vestibular activities-
Bouncing – mini trampolene, therapy ball
Swinging – hammock, swing.
Spinning – on swivel chair, scooter board, sit n spin.
Rocking – Rocking chair, rocking toy horse.
Climbing – ladders, climbing furniture.
Upside down – trapeze, monkey bars.
Outdoor games – hockey, football, ball catching.
Slides, roller coaster.
Calming Vestibular Activities-
Slow, rhythmic, linear swinging or rocking. Gentle slow spinning in one direction. Gentle bouncing.