Fundamental Movement Skills

Balance on a Stepper

http://fiontair.ie/getautismactive/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Balancebeam.mp4 Identifying Features Can walk a stepperAlternative stepping actionEyes focus beyond stepperBoth arms used to aid balanceAdditional Learning Opportunities What is the girl doing?The girl is ……. Show me walking fastShow me walking slowWhat is the girl moving?The girl is moving her … What colour is the stepper?The girl is moving her … What shape…

Ball Bouncing

http://fiontair.ie/getautismactive/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/BallBouncing.mp4 Identifying Features Feet placed in narrow strike position, with opposite foot forwardSlight forward trunk leanBall held waist highBall pushed toward ground, with follow-through of arm, wrist and fingersControlled force of downward thrustRepeated contact and pushing action initiated from fingertipsVisual monitoring unnecessaryControlled dribblingAdditional Learning Opportunities What is the girl doing?The girl is ……. Show me…

Ball Rolling

http://fiontair.ie/getautismactive/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/BallRolling.mp4 Identifying Features Stride stanceSlight hip rotation and trunk lean forwardPronounced knee bendForward swing with weight transferred from rear to forward footRelease at knee level or belowEyes are on target throughoutAdditional Learning Opportunities What is the girl doing?The girl is ……. Show me bouncing hardShow me bouncing softWhat is the girl moving?The girl is moving…

Catching

http://fiontair.ie/getautismactive/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Catching.mp4 Identifying Features No avoidance reactionEyes follow ball into handsArms are held relaxed at sides, and forearms are held in front of bodyArms give on contact to absorb force of the ballArms adjust to flight of ballThumbs are held in opposition to each otherHands grasp ball in a well-timed, simultaneous motionFingers grasp more effectivelyAdditional Learning…

Dodging

http://fiontair.ie/getautismactive/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Dodging.mp4 Identifying Features Knees bent, slight trunk lean forwardFluid directional changes, performs well in all directionsHead and shoulders fakeGood lateral movementAdditional Learning Opportunities What is the girl doing?The girl is ……. Show me dodging fastShow me dodging slowShow me dodging leftShow me dodging rightWhat is the girl moving?The girl is moving her … What colour…