Adequate sensory processing is necessary for the development of an accurate body in space awareness or body scheme.  Praxis or motor planning is the ability to plan, organize, and execute a complex or new activity.  Bilateral coordination is the ability to use the two sides of our body together in a coordinated manner.  It allows us to cross the midline of our body, coordinate and sequence movement such as throwing a ball, learning a step dance, or karate step. Games like Simon Says and sports like karate, gymnastics, and swimming can help improve these skills. Children who do not crawl or briefly crawl before walking have more difficulty integrating the two sides of the body with ease, impacting their coordination, timing and fluidity of bilateral motor movements.

 

(Occupational Therapy for Children 8th Ed [Case-Smith], 2019)

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