By: Integrated Learning Strategies
The corpus callosum is the connection between the two cerebral parts of the brain, responsible for transmitting neural messages between both the right and left hemispheres. If the two sides of the brain are disconnected, a child could struggle with learning challenges, speech and language delays, emotional grounding problems, attention and focus issues, and lack of communication. It is important to engage kids in crossing the midline activities to rewire and engage both the body and the brain for reading, writing, spelling, speech, attention and math.
The corpus callosum is used to facilitate communication between the two hemispheres of the brain, and to screen one side from the other. If too much interference occurs, it can decrease the ability of one hemisphere to specialize in its primary or preferred functions.