Drawing on a vertical surface has many great benefits for fine motor coordination. Kids can also practice standing in one place and reaching the entire board – and crossing midline when reaching with each hand!
On this episode, I talk about what the term “Crossing Midline” means and what types of activities encourage this. I also discuss what to look for when evaluating whether or not a child is having issues with being able to cross midline.
Milestones Podcast Website:
Intro and Ending Music by: Nathan Kirch. “Dredgpop2”
Seymour, Tom. “Corpus Callosum: Function and Disorders.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318065.php.
“Corpus Callosum.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 18 Mar. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_callosum.
Bailey, Regina. “What Is the Corpus Callosum, and Whats Its Function in the Brain?” ThoughtCo, www.thoughtco.com/corpus-callosum-anatomy-373219.
“Help Your Child Develop the ‘Crossing the Midline’ Skill.” North Shore Pediatric Therapy, North Shore Pediatric Therapy Http://nspt4kids.Com/Wp-Content/Uploads/2016/05/nspt_2-Color-logo_noclaims.Png, 21 Sept. 2017, nspt4kids.com/parenting/help-your-child-develop-the-crossing-the-midline-skill/.
On this episode, I discuss the history of the profession of Occupational Therapy in the United States. I also discuss fine motor skills in kids and adults including crossing midline and bilateral coordination.
Wikipedia OT history:
Wikipedia Greek Doctor: https://en.wikipedia.org
AJOT OT WWI article
Gutman, Sharon A. “Influence of the U.S. Military and Occupational Therapy Reconstruction Aides in World War I on the Development of Occupational Therapy.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Mar. 1995, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1870396. Accessed 6 Sept. 2017.
Fine Motor Skills