This economy 14” diameter balance board makes balance training fun for older children and teens who need more of a challenge. Raised circles on the surface makes the board slip resistant. Performing balance exercises on a balance board has been proven to help children with coordination problems. Improvements have been seen in rhythm, auditory and visual processing, and motor coordination in children struggling with sensory challenges. In trying to maintain your balance whilst using this balance board the body’s sensory system is trained by forcing the brain and body to focus on remaining stable in a difficult situation, meaning both halves of the brain have to work together. Additional Information The fulcrum of this balance board is a semi-sphere which allows the board to pivot in all directions, forward-backward, left-right and anywhere in between, i.e., toward 360 degrees. The fulcrum of this balance board is smaller than the fulcrum on balancing board BAL001, making this economy board more challenging. Standing on a balance board exercises muscles that are not exercised by standing on rocker boards that tilt in only two (opposite) directions, i.e. left and right.