Bilateral integration is a key part of development and allows you to coordinate the right and left sides of your body effectively and develop hand preference (right handed or left handed).
This coordination means that you can use both your right and left hands together to complete tasks, such as tying your shoelaces, dressing yourself, cutting with scissors and even driving a car.
If a child is having difficulty with this coordination, you’ll notice that they struggle with tasks like:
There are a number of activities you can do with your child to help them improve their coordination, including:
If you’ve tried all of these techniques and you’re still not seeing any improvement after three months, please do speak to your health visitor or GP.