The bilateral integration and coordination program
Developing motor, cognitive and emotional skills
Almost everything we do requires coordination of both sides of the body, including the use of both hands. Sometimes both hands perform the same action (symmetrically). Sometimes each hand has a specific job (asymmetrical). The same is true of the amount of force or strength required to complete an action, such as unscrewing the lid of a glass jar.
Our bilateral integration program works on foundational sensory processing and primitive reflex integration while building functional skills that:
- Coordinate the body and hands, so a child can sit independently while tying his shoes, for instance
- Develop effective motor coordination, like dribbling a ball while moving towards the basket
- Improve whole brain cognitive skills, such as asking a question and understanding the answer
- Balance emotional skills, like disagreeing without emotional outbursts (because the child understands people have different perspectives)
- Boost whole brain integration, so a child can complete a classroom project or play a board game such as Monopoly with several players, for example.