Young boy hanging from monkey bars to do a bilateral co-ordination activity with an Occupational Therapist in an Occupational Therapy gym in Bondi Junction and Mascot In Sydney

Occupational Therapy – Bilateral co-ordination

By | Occupational Therapy

What is bilateral co-ordination? Bilateral co-ordination is the ability to use both sides of your body at the same time in a co-ordinated way.  You need  bilateral coordination for all parts of your body. This includes using your legs in a co-ordinated way so you can walk, using your eyes so you can see, and using your hands so you can do up buttons and zippers. With good bilateral co-ordination, it means that both sides of your brain are communicating and sharing information. As a child develops good bilateral co-ordination they can move one side of the body whilst they stabilise themselves…

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Autism, babies, les than 12 months, ESDM, early start denver model, certified esdm therapist, mascot, bondi junction, sydney

Autism intervention for babies under 12 months of age


Over the past 12 months we have had a rapid increase in referrals to our clinic. What is so unusual about these referrals? They are babies all under the age of 12 months! What were they referred for? The were referred because the babies showed the early signs of autism. In fact, most of the referrals have been for babies aged 6-9 months. How do you diagnose autism in babies? We don’t actually diagnose babies with autism. Paediatricians and other professionals use the term ‘red flags for autism’. This means that there are some early signs of autism. Research shows…

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