“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”
Motor skills are important to enable children to perform every day functions. Children’s motor skills develop throughout childhood with constant learning, practice and mastery. Motor skills not only enable children to walk or play sports but also to write or play a musical instrument. Children with motor developmental difficulties can be supported to improve these skills through therapeutic play and practice.
An Occupational Therapy assessment may be beneficial if you have concerns regarding how your child’s coordination or general motor development is impacting on their participation in daily activities. Some challenges that Sprouts Child Occupational Therapists can help with are:
- Coordination problems or general clumsiness
- Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
- Delayed motor development
- low tone or reduced strength and endurance
- Poor balance
- Difficulty with ball skills
- Challenge mastering riding a bike or scooter
- Difficulty developing independence in self care tasks, such as dressing, using cutlery, tying shoe laces and doing up buttons
- Fine motor development difficulties
Miriam has worked at one of the UK’s communication device provision services. Miriam has worked with many children who use augmentative and alternative communication devices (AAC). If you have specific questions regarding how your child is able to access AAC devices for communication please contact Sprouts for more information.
If you would like more information regarding the Sprouts motor based assessment and treatment, please contact us to find out more.