Many families report that their child is “a little clumsy.” For some families, it can be difficult to recognize if this is simply part of development and adjusting to a growing body or an area of weakness that needs to be explored more closely.
Could you describe your child in any of these ways?
- Bumping into things all the time, or accident-prone
- Inability or difficulty with skipping, jumping rope or climbing
- Strong but not very coordinated
- Falling out of chairs, knocking things over or messy
- Awkward or difficulty walking or running
- Difficulty playing, participating or insecurities with sports or games
A trained pediatric occupational therapist or physical therapist can assist the child in learning ways to improve their motor planning abilities to become more successful with gross motor learning and performance.