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