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.