Category Archives: Postural Control

Postural Control and Fine Motor Skills

Direct links exist between postural control and fine motor skills due to neuromotor pathways  that activate when heavy work is used.  The links include attention and control of movement for the muscles that move the eyes (i.e. reading) and those that move the hands (i.e. writing or keyboarding).   Postural control is an essential ingredient needed for successful  eye hand coordination skills.  When the

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Preparing for Upper body strength and postural control

Upper body strength and postural control generally do not come easily for children who have Sensory Processing Disorders.  These are skills needed for maintaining an erect sitting posture so that fine motor skills can emerge efficiently.  Strength and postural control is  also needed for success when participating in childhood sport activities from which concepts of  self esteem often emerge. For children who have SPD,

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