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Stability Skills

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Stability is a key element required for every human movement. Stability is necessary for all locomotor and object control skills. Stability skills are focused on maintaining and acquiring balance, both static and dynamic.

Your child is constantly seeking to maintain stability throughout the day. This means he needs to be sensitive to postural changes of the body and its parts, and be able to make the necessary adjustments to achieve stability. Changes in posture or the body’s location in space will cause changes in the base of support and the location of the body’s centre of gravity. Stability skills include:

Static Balance

Dynamic Balance

Bending Curling




Transferring Weight

The stability skills covered in this guide represent only the common stability skills that your young child needs to better manage and control his body. It is hence not an exhaustive list.

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