Motor Development & Motor Planning
Gross motor and fine motor skills allow us to interact with the world around us. It is these skills that provide movement, social interaction and further learning. Without postural control, balance and coordination, movement is limited. This further limits the development of other critical skills, such as self-feeding, dressing independently, writing, participating in sports, and playing.
Occupational therapy can help children with neurological, physical or motor developmental challenges develop the necessary posture, balance, coordination and motor planning skills in order to participate successfully in their daily life.
- Frequently falling
- Difficulty maintaining their balance
- Excessive leaning on surfaces or others for support
- Easily fatigued during play or physical activities
- Difficulty maintaining their posture during table-top activities ie. writing
- Difficulty learning new movements ie. riding a bicycle or dressing
- Struggles to coordinate movements ie. catching or kicking a ball