Astronaut Training Fredericksburg & Woodbridge, VA

Astronaut Training

Astronaut training is a sensory integrative intervention protocol that is specifically designed to stimulate and integrate the vestibular, auditory and visual systems.  The vestibular system teams up with the auditory and visual systems to perform many important tasks by helping us understand the three-dimensional space, or spatial envelope, that surrounds us wherever we go. Through the proper functioning of our vestibular-auditory- visual triad, the sights and sounds of our world become meaningful and entice us to move, explore, and engage with objects, people, and events.

The vestibular system provides a perception of orientation in space that must be activated by the musculoskeletal system.  It is our internal guidance instrument working to tie the body’s senses, such as proprioception and touch, together with the visual and auditory senses.  Each component of the vestibular-auditory- visual triad makes a unique contribution to our ability to be meaningfully occupied while maintaining our orientation in space under all conditions.

The dynamic interaction between the members of the vestibular-auditory- visual triad provides the backdrop for virtually everything we do, and thus determines much about the quality of our lives.”

The protocol should only be implemented by a trained clinician with a fundamental understanding of sensory integration. It is usually incorporated as a therapy modality within occupational therapy sessions. For more information, Contact us at Fredericksburg & Woodbridge, VA centers.