The Physical Therapy (P.T.) Department at the Leeway School provides assessment of children’s muscle tone and muscle strength, balance, coordination, postural alignment, motor planning and overall gross motor skill level. We address deficits in these areas through a combination of exercises, balance activities, implementation of therapeutic handling to influence and improve motor patterns, and guided practice of functional tasks. Some of the gross motor skills we work to improve include sitting and standing balance, transitions between the sitting and standing, walking on all surfaces, running, jumping, stair climbing and ball play.
See the links below for some gross motor milestones. If you have any questions or concern please feel free to contact us and/or your school district, or speak to your pediatrician to see if you should get an evaluation.
Some useful links:
Typical Gross Motor Skills Development Milestones-
Developmental Milestones: Gross Motor and Sensory-
Developmental Milestones in Motor Control During the First Year-
Gross Motor Skills for Infants, Toddlers, and Children-