Observation of a child

Children with motor problems normally have difficulties with balance, posture and muscle tone. Additionally, they may have trouble with gait and toe walking and their posture, gait and eye movements may be quite unusual when compared to children who are not suffering from any motor problems. A four-year-old pre-school child who is suffering from motor problems may have significant problems like difficulty in dressing, difficulty in tying shoelaces, spreading butter or jam on the bread, cutting meat, difficulty in hand writing.

Additionally, this child might find it extremely hard to learn everyday tasks that are common. Furthermore, this child may find it hard to do tasks that require both hands. According to Matulick (2001), this is because that such a child may tend to use his or her right hand when working on the right side of the body and the left hand when working on the left side of the body. This child may find it difficult to endeavor a two-handed activity when using one hand. The child who has motor problems may have difficulties in speech but there are recommended therapies for children with motor problems.

These therapies are quite vital as they can help such a child although it takes time for such a child to heal. However, a child who does not have any motor problems will not find the above tasks difficult at all. A normal child may sometimes be a slow learner but this does not necessarily mean that children who are slow learners have motor problems. Additionally, children who do not have motor problems may stammer in their speech but this is not related in any way with the motor problem in certain children. The pre-school child with motor problems may need more assistance than a child who does not have any motor problems.

Such a child needs more attention and love so that he or she would not feel different from other children. When dealing with a child with motor problems, a lot of patience and understanding is required as such a child is slightly different from other child and he or she requires some special needs. REFERENCES Matulick, J. (2001). Motor problems in primary school-aged children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Melbourne: La Trobe University. Retrieved on May 6th 2010 from http://www. theaspergersconnection. org/courses/sensory/fine_motor. html

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