Did you hear the news? SIX NEW PLANS have been added to our platform! Today is all about Bilateral Coordination-Simple Symmetrical. Stay tuned for more plan information!
Here’s a breakdown of the plan:
Who is it for? Any child who needs to further develop Bilateral Coordination at the “Simple Symmetrical” level – where both hands are used automatically and effectively together in the same way at the same time during a task.
What does it do? Bilateral coordination is the ability to use both sides of the body at the same time in a controlled and organized manner. This can mean using both sides to do the same thing, as in pushing a rolling pin, using alternating movements such as when walking, or using different movements on each side, such as when cutting with scissors while holding and controlling the paper with the other hand.
Functional Skills/ IEP Goal:
Can be affiliated with very specific functional goals for the following:
- Blow bubbles and reach with both hands to pop them
- Pull cotton balls apart, glue on paper to make a picture
- Tear strips of paper, paste on paper to make a collage
- Squeeze, push and pull on clay, putty, play-doh or modeling foam
- Pull apart construction toys (Duplos, Legos) with both hands
- Roll play-doh, putty or clay with rolling pins or 2 hands
- Percussion toys: cymbals, drums (both hands together), etc.
- Pull apart and push together crinkle tubes, building games that connect with magnets or velcro
- Ball play: throw and catch with both hands together
- Bounce a large ball with 2 hands, throw or push a ball with 2 hands
- Clap hands – in a music group, morning circle, with music.
- Lift a cup to drink
- Pull pants/underwear up/down
Additional skill areas worked on: