Motor and Coordination
A infant, child or teens ability to successfully participate in their daily activities is often influenced by their motor skills and coordination. A child’s ability to sit at their desk or at the table for dinner is reliant upon their postural control and balance. A child’s ability to get ready for school is reliant on their ability to be able to get dressed, hold a toothbrush, use the toilet. A child’s ability to successfully express themselves at school is reliant upon their ability to hold a pencil, form letters and organize their thoughts onto paper.
When motor skills or coordination is lagging, it can take a child longer to complete these tasks leading to frustration or even refusal. It can also significantly impact their choice and enjoyment of daily activities. Occupational therapy can help identify what motor skills are lagging and establish play-based programming to help the child further develop their skills or provide strategies to modify or adapt the task.
If you are concerned about your child’s motor development, please contact Sprout for further information on whether an assessment would be helpful.