Balancing Kits and Balancing Boards by F. Belgau as an Effective Means of Improving Interhemispheric Interaction in Children with Mental Retardation



The paper describes and analyzes effective means of improving the interhemispheric interaction of children with mental retardation. The method of cerebellar stimulation allows you to most effectively organize the correctional and developmental process in working with children to improve interhemispheric interaction, stabilize behavior, overcome disturbances in the vestibular apparatus (problems in coordination and coordination of movements), improve posture, a sense of balance, develop visual-motor and spatial coordination, correct violations in the development of speech, increase the overall level of intelligence. Children in this category often have behavioral and concentration difficulties. Purposeful development of interhemispheric interaction contributes to the correction, including behavioral disorders. For children with mental retardation, a work program “Neuro-fitness for the mind” was compiled. The article presents a study of the results of the program implementation. This practice shows positive results in working with children with mental retardation.

General Information

Keywords: interhemispheric interaction, preschooler, children with disabilities, mental retardation, neuropsy-chology

Journal rubric: Development of Regional Psychological Support Practices in Education and Social Sphere

Article type: scientific article


Funding. neuropsychological equipment (balance boards) were purchased as a result of the participation of MBPEI “Combined Kindergarten No. 40 “Veselinka” in the grant competition of the Metalloinvest company “Let’s do it together! — 2020”.

Acknowledgements. the author thanks the Head of the Municipal Budgetary Preschool Educational Institution “Combined Kindergarten № 40 “Veselinka” E.N. Luneva and the Senior Teacher E.I. Tolstova for their help in implementing the program.

Received: 26.07.2023


For citation: Shulakova I.Yu. Balancing Kits and Balancing Boards by F. Belgau as an Effective Means of Improving Interhemispheric Interaction in Children with Mental Retardation [Elektronnyi resurs]. Vestnik prakticheskoi psikhologii obrazovaniya = Bulletin of Psychological Practice in Education, 2023. Vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 88–96. DOI: 10.17759/bppe.2023200408. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Irina Y. Shulakova, Teacher-Psychologist, Kindergarten of Combined Type No. 40 “Veselinka”, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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