Motor planning is our ability to have an idea of how we want to move, plan how we’re going to move and then actually move. This lets us respond to our changing environment and in everyday situations.
Another word for motor planning is Praxis. When there is a problem, this is called Dyspraxia or Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD).
If your child is struggling with planning movement, you’ll notice that they:
There are a number of techniques you can use to help your child improve their movement planning, including:
If you’ve tried all of these techniques and you’re still not seeing any improvement after four months, please do speak to your health visitor or GP.