Gross Motor Skills

Gross Motor Skills

  • Eye-hand co-ordination
  • Balance
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Correctly co-ordinate 2 sides of the body

Areas we treat:

  • Ball skills – throwing, catching and hitting a ball
  • Balance – hopping, balancing on one leg, walking on a balance beam, walking heel to toe
  • Clumsiness
  • Awkward running or jumping
  • Co-ordination of body sides – difficulty skipping, doing star-jumps
  • Difficulty with dancing, “Simon Says”
  • Locomotor skills – hopping, jumping, skipping
  • Motor planning skills
  • Right/left discrimination

What to look out for in your child:

  • Flinching or other responses when catching a ball
  • Fear response to gross motor activities
  • Level of avoidance or motivation to gross motor activities
  • Unable to hop, skip, jump, run etc
  • Difficulty co-ordinating body side