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Doctor insights on: Activities For Toddlers For Large Motor Skills

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How can we help our son increase his large motor skills?

How can we help our son increase his large motor skills?

Let him play: The best therapy is what comes from within. Showing someone what needs to be done to ride a bike does little good until they hop on and try. Running, climbing, kicking balls all build up motor skills. Many children appear very clumsy at first but over time show remarkable athletic skill. Motivation has to come from within. ...Read more

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What are normal gross and fine motor skills for toddlers?

What are normal gross and fine motor skills for toddlers?

Varies with age: An example of a gross motor skill is standing,walking.or stooping and recovering. An example of a fine motor skill is picking up a raisin with a neat pincer grasp between fingers. ...Read more

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What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

At what age? If < 3: years, seek evaluation from your state's Child Find Program if concerned; if 3-5, from your school district's Child Find Team. If school age, you may have to pay for private OT & PT evaluations. See developmental screens & age-appropriate tips on healthy children.org, www.moveforwardpt.com/Children/Activities/Default.aspx#.VP09A0ZHbCR, therapystreetforkids.com/fm-strength.html & other sites. ...Read more

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Left arm feels weird alot. Both my hands feel weird like my motor skills are off when I am doing simple activities. Been studding alot. Pls not als?

Left arm feels weird alot.  Both my hands feel weird like my motor skills are off when I am doing simple activities.  Been studding alot. Pls not als?

NOT ALS: Most likely answer could be carpal tunnel syndrome due to keyboarding, and simple to reverse if present. Some patients with migraine can experience fleeting issues with arms or hands, associated with the headache. You are far too young to develop ALS. ...Read more

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What affects the body's motor skills?

What affects the body's motor skills?

Medical illness: Neurological problems like cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, lou Gehrig's disease and some neurological diseases and trauma Chemicals: intoxication, marijuana, inhalants many others ...Read more

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Can scoloiss can effect motor skills?

Can scoloiss can effect motor skills?

May or may not: It depends if there is neurologic or musculoskeletal involvement. This is more likely to be a problem the more extensive the scoliosis is ...Read more

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What motor skills are required for swimmiing?

Swimming: Ideal Work: Many people can swim regardless of their physical fitness. But, one who is without any muscle or nerve injuries uses most of their muscles to swim. You use your arms, legs buttocks, back and abdominal muscles. You use your neck muscles to turn to breath. But even if one has some weakness or injuries there are ways that being in the water and doing aerobic work helps strengthen muscles. ...Read more

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Is there a critical age where kids develop their motor skills?

Is there a critical age where kids develop their motor skills?

This is a yes & no: In normal development babies nerves mature enough for the skill to emerge, baby has the requisite nutrition and freedom to move & a skill emerges in a specified sequence.The pattern is head to toe, central to out.If motor nerves were injured, other nerves may come on line for a skill to emerge but may be delayed. Therapy can bring out some but not all skills. ...Read more

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What are motor skills? When do children start to develop them?

What are motor skills? When do children start to develop them?

Movement control: Motor skills are those which allow one to use their voluntary body parts in a coordinated way.Newborns have the motor skills needed to turn their head,lift their head, and suck. They continue to gain control from the top down and center outward until they mature. ...Read more