Potential signsPotential impactStrategies to assist with learning
Child in constant motion (this can also be due to other reasons such as hypermobility)Difficulties concentrating and making academic progressRegular movement breaks such as running errands
Stiff uncoordinated movementsLifting and carrying heavy loads
Poor spatial awareness, unaware of obstacles in pathway, difficulty movingRegularly bumping into things, falling over, resulting in accidently hurting themselves or othersPushing and pulling
Problematic pencil gripPoor handwriting developmentHanging by the arms
Craving deep pressure sensations such as hugging others, learning on others or on the tableBear hugs, back to back standing up
A struggle to keep their posture for long time while sittingPracticing movement without visual feedback - with closed eyes