Focus on attention, emotion regulation and sensory modulation

 Many children with movement difficulties also have difficulties with attention, emotional and behavior regulation, as well as sensory modulation issues. 

These difficulties are often associated with a very cautions/fearful temperament, or may have anxiety related conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, panic attacks or phobias. 

The child may have a diagnosis of sensory processing disorder (SPD), ADD or ADHD. 

Understanding the impact of these different difficulties and conditions on a child's learning of motor skills,  as well as behavior allows parents to make sense of their child's behavior and function.