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Moving and Sensing

Is Your Child Struggling With Coordination, Sensory Awareness, and Motor Skills?

Moving and sensing skills in childhood include gross motor skills (running, jumping, climbing), fine motor skills (handwriting, stringing beads, building with blocks), and sensory regulation (responding to lights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch sensations). Children can have strengths and weaknesses in several of these areas without any cause for concern. In the articles that follow, you can learn about the types of sensorimotor skills that can impact your child’s development and whether or not intervention is needed. The articles in this facet include topics such as coordination, handwriting, body space awareness, and sensory sensitivity. For general information about moving and sensing, visit this page.