Interhemispheric Integration is the brain’s ability to pull from both sides to balance logic with emotion, details with the bigger picture, and achieve optimal proficiency with language and learning at all levels.
Weak connections between the two sides of the brain can be implicated in many academic, social and behavioral challenges. Clues that may indicate weaknesses in interhemispheric integration include:
- Delayed language acquisition.
- Problems comprehending directions.
- Difficulty finding the right word.
- Significant reading problems.
- Weak organizational skills.
- Trouble understanding the concept of consequences or cause and effect.
- Trouble getting dressed (e.g. pulls on pants with two legs together, needs help getting arms into sleeves).
- Challenge to tie shoelaces.
- Difficulty learning to swim or pedal a bike.