Motor skills help a child move, manipulate objects, and interact with the environment. Sensory skills define the way the senses are used to understand the environment. Disorders of these two systems can impact the way a child is able to learn, move, and play.
The heart of a child’s occupation is learning through movement and play. Motor and sensory skills are critical for a child’s learning process. Disorders of motor and sensory skills can be address by a certified occupational therapist.