All Things Sensory by Harkla

#178 - Motion Sickness Toolkit From a Sensory Perspective

November 10, 2021 Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC & Jessica Hill, COTA/L
All Things Sensory by Harkla
#178 - Motion Sickness Toolkit From a Sensory Perspective
Show Notes

Motion sickness is caused when your brain can't make sense of the information sent from your eyes, ears, and body. Many of us have experienced motion sickness at some point in our lives and many of us experience it frequently. 

This episode is full of helpful tips and tricks related to motion sickness! 

We talk about using a variety of sensory strategies including olfactory strategies, oral motor and gustatory strategies, and of course proprioceptive strategies. 

We also chat about the vestibular system and completing different programs that may be beneficial for those experiencing motion sickness, including the Astronaut Training Program.

If you, your child, your client, or someone you know experiences motion sickness or gets sick during movement based tasks, this episode is for you!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Learn about what motion sickness is.
  • How to use oral motor input and sensory stimulation to overcome motion sickness.
  • Why proprioceptive input like weighted blankets can help with more than just motion sickness.
  • Learn the best multi-sensory processing activities combining movement, vision, and auditory input.
  • Strategies for regulating your nervous system using proprioceptive work.
  • For you to benefit from these activities, consistency is key!
  • Find out how to identify and avoid vestibular overstimulation. 
  • Remember, everyone is different!

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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

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The Astronaut Training Program from Vital Links
The Listening Program from Advanced Brain Technologies