Kinesthesia

Kinesthesia refers to the body’s sense of movement. Memory from muscle movement is responsible, in part, for a child’s success in activities such as riding a bicycle and writing.

Clues that may indicate a weakness with kinesthesia include:

  • Slow articulation of words or ideas (gets stuck; can’t “spit” out the right words).
  • Clumsiness in using eating utensils.
  • Difficulty expressing ideas in writing.
  • Inability to carry on a conversation while walking.
  • Awkwardness in dressing and grooming skills.
  • Trouble getting dressed, etc. in the dark or with eyes closed.
  • Difficulty in acquiring rapidity in typing, using a 10-key, computer keyboard, etc.