Motor Planning

Wearing SPD Lenses: 7 All-Season Reasons to Purchase Pool Noodles

The first official day of summer is but days away and, so, summer recreation items are on sale everywhere.  Well, don’t just breeze by that bin of inexpensive pool noodles.  Dig down into your...
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Enhance Motor Planning through Art

Motor planning involves the ability to order, plan, sequence and execute multiple motor activities. It requires the ability to imagine and carry out an action. It also means being aware of how to use...

5 Ways to Encourage Independent Play

As we move into the new year, we will continue to have crazy weather.  Sometimes weather too poor to send our children out to play.  Yet, there is work to be done, kids to...
Bilateral Integration

Hand Dominance: Is My Child Ambidextrous?

Within the first few minutes of my observation, one thing that becomes instantly apparent amongst children referred for Occupational Therapy (OT), are differences in bilateral integration and sequencing, reluctance to cross midline, and poor...
motor planning

Motor Planning Requires Adequate Sensory Functions

Motor planning is using the brain to direct the body to be able to sequence and perform goal-directed motor tasks.  Learning to ride a bike, tie shoelaces, and learning karate or dance moves are...