Spin & Twist

People on the ASD spectrum and others who constantly spin, rock, and bounce are usually trying to stimulate their vestibular system, or their inner ear. The inner ear helps with balance, and it also helps the body know when it is moving and how fast it is moving. Any movement activity will engage the vestibular system, and vestibular activities can be both stimulating for the under-responsive child and calming for the over-responsive or sensory seeking child.