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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Postural Control and Vision

As a sensory modality,  vision tends to guide many of our motor moves.  Vision is designed to work with  balance, control of posture, language, motor skills  and intellectual development. For example, a baby learns early on  how to  use vision for  guiding muscles of the neck and mouth toward a nipple for food and comfort.  Later on, the infant will learn how to use

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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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