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Movement and Body Awareness

Common Signs of Movement Problems
There's a wide variation in how much children like movement. Yes, some are happiest curled up for hours with a good book, while others go stir crazy if they sit around too long. To determine if there's a problem, ask yourself whether your child...
  • is constantly on the move (can't sit still, fidgets);

  • dislikes – or craves – activities that require his feet to leave the ground or challenge his balance;

  • seems to have a stiff head, neck, and shoulders – or always holds his head straight;

  • hesitates or is afraid of climbing or descending stairs and playground equipment;

  • seems overly fearful – or fearless – of movement, heights, or falling;

  • gets dizzy very easily – or never gets dizzy;

  • becomes easily carsick or falls asleep immediately in a car (or bus, boat, train, airplane).


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From Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L and Nancy Peske. Copyright © 2005. Used by arrangement with Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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