Bilateral Coordination

What is bilateral coordination? Bilateral coordination is the ability to use both sides of the body together at the same time to complete a task. This includes doing the same thing at the same time with both sides of the body such as pulling, pushing, carrying a lunch tray, etc.  It also means doing different or alternating movements to complete a task.  With fine motor skills it includes cutting, lacing, stringing beads, writing, coloring, etc.  Gross motor bilateral coordination includes running, skipping, climbing, etc.


Developing Coordination for Scissor Skills – There are many skills that are needed prior to cutting.  This article discusses the prerequisite skills needed and the development of scissor skills.