Getting Started 2k – Learning Readiness Test 8

Lesson 8 – Testing of Bilateral Creeping, Walking, and Running

1 – Have the student get down on all fours – meaning hands and knees and creep (I know, most people think this is crawling, but it isn’t, it is creeping) and creep across the floor. Does he use his right hand and left knee together – at the same time? Does he use his left hand and right knee together? If so, he is creeping bi-laterally. If not, he should practice.

Watch video at slow speed and you will see what we are talking about.

2 – Watch your student walk for twenty feet. Does he step with his left foot as his right arm swings? Does he step with his right foot as his left arm swings? If so, he has mastered bilateral walking.

3 – Now check for bilateral running. Does he still use the opposite sides when running? If so, he has mastered bilateral running.

4 – Remedial: Either practice bilateral creeping, walking, and running for remedial purposes or to increase speed and efficiency.

Duration: 3 – 5 minutes, two to three times a day. Also practice the bilateral army crawl for 3 – 5 minutes, two to three times a day, if bilateral walking or running is difficult for the student.

Do your mazes.

Extra Info on Crawling by an Occupational Therapist.