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Motor Planning

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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

Sensory processing refers to the way a person sorts, interprets and responds to sensation from their body, environment and the world around them. The sensations or sensory information comes from the seven senses of touch, taste, sight, sound, smell, movement and body position. Processing occurs in the brain and nervous system (Central Nervous System). When the brain is processing sensations Read more

Building your child's balance allows a child to move confidently, explore playground equipment, climb, develop hand-eye coordination skills and ride a bike. Developing these skills are very important. They allow a child to feel confident in social encounters and they help a child stay healthy by building interest and enthusiasm in sports. Parents can do many different things to help build Read more