Travel Sickness

Motion sickness occurs when information being sent to the brain from the different sensory systems involved in the detection of motion (vestibular, proprioceptive and visual) is discrepant, or if there is hypersensitivity to movement in a particular plane or to a particular speed of motion.

Retention of primitive reflexes, under-developed postural reflexes, vestibular or visual dysfunction can individually and/or collectively contribute to the experience of motion sickness.

Improving postural control, righting and equilibrium reactions to change of position can reduce the experience of motion sickness, provided that there is no other organic reason underlying the presenting symptoms.

If your child is showing this symptom, or other symptoms of NDD, please complete a free NDD child screening test.