I have told some of you about swinging Jacob to see if it helps him calm down and be less rowdy/distractable/excitable. I think it has worked, but want to do a week straight to see. I'll swing him in our living room swing for about 5 minutes before we do an activity that will require some calmness, sometimes a couple of times a day.
Here is a good link that describes the vestibular system (for my family who kept asking!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestibular_system
And another link that has a great explanation of a "sensory diet," what we'll likely leave the OT with when all is said and done. http://www.sensorysmarts.com/diet.html
I'll let you know how it goes!