Difficulties in Motor Skills

Children who seem to struggle with extremely poor coordination may be dealing with motor skills difficulty. These difficulties interfere with their ability to achieve age-appropriate milestones as well as academic and daily activities.

There are 3 main motor skills.

  • Gross motor skills are used in balance and coordination. They help children master physical activities such as walking, running, sitting, crawling, jumping, climbing and biking.
  • Fine motor skills are used to manipulate small objects quickly and skillfully. They play an important role in the acquisition of manual writing and other daily-life skills such as getting dressed and eating.
  • Eye-hand coordination skills give the ability to perform movements using hands while being guided by the eyes like catching, throwing, and aiming. These skills are necessary for writing and typing.
  • Poor coordination
  • Delayed or abnormal motor development
  • Difficulty with fine motor skills (such as writing or drawing)
  • Difficulty with gross motor skills (such as running or jumping)
  • Balance problems
  • Spatial awareness issues
  • Perceptual-motor difficulties
  • Challenges with academic and daily activities

At TBC, our Lebanese Therapists in Dubai provide therapy sessions in Arabic, French, and English to help clients overcome mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as occupational therapy, psychomotor and speech therapy.