The role of gross motor skill development is integral to learning disabilities. In fact, the hierarchical brain development requires foundations of basic sensory—like touch, taste, sight and balance, as well as the movement of the body.
The process of neurodevelopment is understood to progress through stages. These steps allow a child to acquire appropriate movement patterns and learning behaviours. For an example, head –eye orientation with respect to gravity is essential for a child’s development.
A child who is unable to fixate head-eye control will then lead to dysfunction to following sequential hierarchal stages of development.
The functional developmental disorder screen is a simple instrument to guide you as to whether your child may have a potential neurological developmental delay.