Motor Skills

Motor Planning

Fact Sheets

What is Motor Planning? Motor planning is a set of skills that help us to coordinate movements, navigate obstacles and perform routine tasks. It is how we think of and understand (ideation) a motor task, plan out the order of steps to carry out a motor task (sequencing) and coordinate our muscles to successfully perform a motor task (execution). Motor planning skills are required to Read more

All children are born with potential but what is that potential? When a child is developing differently to other children, this potential is harder to judge. No-one can or does know exactly what that potential is; it has to unfold with time. Parents of children with additional needs often say, “it’s not knowing that’s the hardest” and many want to know what they can do to help their Read more

“W-sit” is a term to describe a sitting position in which a child sits on the floor with their bottom between bent legs and their legs rotated so they are facing away from their body. Their legs form a “W” shape on the floor. This position of choice is usually adopted during the child’s transition from crawling to sitting. It is adopted primarily because having a wide base gives the Read more