The inner ear processes sensations of movement and sound guiding posture and head movement. This affects proper development of visual skills, motor skills, visual-motor coordination, and depth perception.
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“Other structures in the inner ear receive information about the direction and speed of our head and body when we move rapidly in space, on the diagonal or in circles.” This is stimulated by gravity.
Dysfunctions can be:
Negative Effects of Headphone Usage
University of Missouri Saint Louis
Social Work Master’s Program
November 3, 2013
Auditory Processing Checklist: used standardized Fisher Checklist, characteristics from the Out-Of-Sync Child, and stuttering foundation
Please mark each circle considered to be of concern by the patient or caretaker. Rate each characteristic with “1” being a weak response & “10” being a strong response.
- _____Frequently ask “What?” or “Huh?” noise or no noise
Something now is better than nothing. Behavior that comes and go may be triggered by foods, which come and go. Strength of allergic reactions can build up within the system with each exposure. Information at http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ear-infection/ear-infections-what-increases-your-risk explains risk factors of increased middle ear fluid (not always infected) and foods. Middle ear fluid has the potential to decrease auditory stimulation to the brain and impact speech.
Dr. Kaplan, founding father of vision therapy, taught that 10 to 15% of visual processing is influenced by the vestibular organ in the inner ear. Developmental vision therapist assess vision & visual processing abilities. Find a doctor close to you by clicking http://locate.covd.org/?AdvancedSearch=true and read more information on their website.
The Out-of-Sync Child, Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. I strongly recommend this book if you checked three or more items on any of the characteristic lists and your child is 11 years old or younger.
Poor motor planning caused by vestibular weaknesses and/or low muscle tone from: Out of Sync Child, Dr. Delacto’s works
Ο Trouble riding a bike, running
Ο Slumps, sprawls, tires easily
Ο Trouble turning knobs, pressing levers (grasp too loose or too tight)
Ο Switches hands, weak dominant hand, or no dominant hand
“Proper development of the Auditory and Vestibular System (hair cells in the inner ear) affect proper development of Visual Processing Skills as well as all other senses.”
Auditory Systems—work with the vestibular system to process sensations of movement and sound; “the only sense to begin in the womb.”