Motor Skills Disorder (cont.)
The amount of frustration engendered in trying to achieve competency with motor activities should be balanced against the potential gain in proficiency.
- For children with this disorder, it is important for parents to regulate and monitor activities to avoid frustration or overstimulation.
- Children who cannot yet tie their shoelaces should be allowed to use assistive devices, slip on, or Velcro shoes; the same principle should be applied for adolescents or adults with this disorder.
- In adolescence, it is more realistic and helpful to use assistive technology (for example, using a keyboard) rather than trying to achieve handwriting legibility if not already achieved during the elementary school period.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/24/2014
Must Read Articles Related to Motor Skills Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), also known as attention deficit disorder (ADD), is a condition in which a person's inability to focus and conce...learn more >>
Autism is a complex behaviorally defined developmental disorder with three core features: 1) impaired reciprocal social interaction, 2) impaired communication, ...learn more >>
A bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin. Symptoms and signs include pain and discolored skin. Applying a cold compress may ...learn more >>
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Motor Skills Disorder: