In eduqa we observe the psychomotor symptoms as a sign of malfunction, a lack of something or a rational problem expressed through the body. The difficulties are analysed by body signals which replace a word or phrase that the child is unable to express. We work to understand the underlying basic processes.
The delay in psychomotor development happens when there is a slight delay in the maturation or acquisition of simple motor patterns such as marching, climbing stairs, buttoning and cutting etc.
the body schema is the organization of the sensations formed by experiences and perceptions, on one hand by your own body and on the other hand by impressions you have from the outside world.
this is the ability of integrating body muscles to do any kind of movement. Activities such as running, jumping, cutting or writing are activities which require coordinated actions of certain parts of the body.
Spatial and temporal structure
Spatial structure is the ability to appreciate notions such as surfaces, volumes or reading plans and diagrams. It is the aptitude to maintain a constant body location. Temporal structure implies consciously being away of the notions of space, time and speed.
this is characterized by the child’s inability to inhibit his movements and maintain constant attention. There may be attention and understanding problems or general learning difficulties.
laterality is the domain or preference of one side of the body over the other. This is established between 5 and 6 years old. An indecisive or changed laterality may be associated with learning difficulties.
this is the disorganization or difficulty to execute certain movements which generated inefficiency when performing various actions such as cutting, handing cutlery, dressing oneself or running.
Hypotonic and hypertonus
hypertonic children have limited mobility, muscle weakness etc. On the other hand, hypertonus children are much more active, they are more likely to be irritated with great difficulties relaxing.