Have you heard the term “crossing midline”? It is one of those phrases thrown around a lot from pediatric physical and occupational therapists. We will often tell parents that their child needs to practice crossing the midline.
So what is it???
The midline is the center of your body. In this instance, we’re talking about splitting the left and right sides of the body.
When one arm crosses over to the other side, whether to write a sentence or reach for a toy, this is called “crossing the midline.”
When children have difficulty crossing midline, they might pass a pencil between hands instead of writing a full line with one hand.
The child may have difficulty putting their socks and shoes on.
Another child might often sit in a W- position because it takes crossing midline to get in and out of other positions.
If your child has difficulty crossing midline, it is often recommended to practice this skill. Before you do, check out the video below to learn the #1 Secret to Crossing the Midline!
If your child does need more practice, there are many fantastic activities, dances and games you can try!
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