Children with developmental delays: Balance

Developmental Skill Balance: The ability to assume and maintain a position or activity when in contact with the ground or its substitute. Affects long-term memory.
Indications of Developmental Lags Reluctant to have training wheels removed from bike; use verbal stalling techniques; difficulty with memory work.
Indication of Classroom Developmental Lags Raises hand to answer question, but forgets the answer; high classroom grades, but low test scores.
Activities for Developmental Growth Walking beams or ropes on the ground; twister; playing "statue"; riding a bicycle; calisthenics or aerobics.

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