How Does Bodily Static Balance Affect Your Child’s Ability To Learn And Focus?
Static balance is the ability to maintain head position and is necessary for a child to remain still in a relatively fixed position.
The crux of a child’s ability to learn effectively in school is essentially built upon “Static Balance”.
Static balance is a form of bodily motor skills. It forms the building block for a child’s learning ability and also affects how they interact with their environment in school.
Other than that, it aids them in being able to comprehend the educational map set up for them in the classroom.
If your child’s static balance is not good due to the lack of operational fluency in their vestibular system, your child may experience the lack of ability to sit still in a chair.
This in turn will cause them to fidget, walk around the classroom or have trouble focusing while having classes in school. A “disconnect” between your child’s brain and their physiology.
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Instead of spending time and effort learning and listening to the teacher in class, these children will lose interest easily as they spend energy constantly trying to keep their body calm.
Naturally, compared to children with a stronger sense of static balance, these children will lose out to them academically.
How Else Does Bodily Static Balance Affect Your Child’s Ability To Learn?
If issues with static balancing issue is very serious, it can affect eye hand coordination as well.
Also it affects their ability to grasp a pencil properly, hand dominance, speech articulation, as well as other sensory processing aspects that include word directionality, spatial awareness, and muscle tone. (More of these technical terms will be discussed in other articles)
As a result of the lack of static balance (which affects the above mentioned sensory processes), many children are then mistakenly thrown into the spectrum of dyslexia that causes words recognition issues.
If your child can’t maintain their balance in order to focus and comprehend information, your child may have “disconnections” between their right and left hemispheres of their brain. The bridge between the creative and artistic hemisphere to the side that handles classification and retention.
These types of “disconnectedness” will affect the child’s ability to read, write, track, retain information as memory, generate ideas and express thoughts on paper.
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If these skills are underdeveloped during their childhood and adolescent years, their ability to participate in activities ranging from sports, playground games and focus and attention in the classroom can/will slowly diminish.
However, when static balance is properly developed, improved upon or finally achieved, it can improve a child’s self-confidence to learn. Allowing them to face greater challenges in school.
Ironically, the lack of it can also create poor motor skills, which causes underdeveloped vestibular systems. Which in the first place are issues caused by poor development of the vestibular system.
Hence, when a child has poor control of their vestibular system, static balance is hard to achieve but not unattainable.
The vestibular situation will/can worsen further if it is not strengthened appropriately.
What Can We As Parents Do About The Lack Of “Static Balance” For Our Child?
This is where our clinic Children/Youth Learning & Counselling Clinic (CYLCC) comes in.
What we do down here is help children/youths alike undergo specific cognitive and physiological exercises that can help build up their learning stamina. Aspects such as “Static Balance” being one of them.
This will help them better adapt to our educational landscape.
We at Children/Youth Learning & Counselling Clinic (CYLCC) have been helping children with learning disorder/difficulties for the past 15 years!
Taking ownership of learning is knowing that you are not limited by how much you can pick up in a specific amount of time, but how your/your children’s brain and body can respond effectively and quickly.
Because simply put, learning is not “just all in the head”.
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