Motor Skills

How we move our bodies in space relies upon what is referred to as motor skills. The act of picking up a pencil relies on a ‘fine motor’ skill, whereas walking is considered a ‘gross motor’ skill. Depending upon your child’s diagnosed level of Intellectual Disability (ID) their skill development may progress normally, but for some it will be an area of challenge and for many it will not be achievable to develop all the skills required to function independently. More severe levels of ID may require some adaptations to your child's environment to enable them to have initial partial participation in…

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