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Bilateral Integration - Why is it important

Updated: Dec 1, 2022

It is a critical developmental skill we should acquire in early childhood. Poor bilateral integration is present in developmental coordination disorders and is also closely associated with:

How well bilateral integration progresses at the appropriate developmental stage indicates

how well both sides of the brain are communicating and sharing information effectively. Without good bilateral coordination, activities throughout childhood and life are difficult to perform. The diagram below visually demonstrates how important the different types of bilateral coordination

  • Symmetrical

  • Asymmetrical

  • Dominant with leading hand

is to building effective living skills, self care skills, play and social skills along with cognitive and physical development.

Download the pdf attached to find some helpful game activities to help develop effective bilateral coordination.

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