Occupational Therapy -> Bilateral Coordination -> Alternating Movements

Alternating Movements

Using the two extremities in alternating motions. You will see alternating bilateral coordination with swimming or climbing a ladder. Activities to work on this skill include: Riding a bike; Marching.


  • Quick Movement Break preview

    Quick Movement Break

    Bethany Ayer MS, OTR/L

    Physical Therapy Resource. Exercise Resource. Movement Resource. This is meant to be a quick movement break to help regroup your therapy session. Maybe you want to switch gears and begin a new acti...

    Includes activity list
  • National Dance Like a Chicken Day May 14th preview

    National Dance Like a Chicken Day May 14th

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Farm Animals. Chicken Dance. National Dance Like A Chicken Day on May 14th is all about the iconic Chicken Dance.

  • Farm Animal Moves preview

    Farm Animal Moves

    Whitney Castle

    Have fun exercising while moving and acting like farm animals! This can be done for so many seconds or minutes or even to music for a game of freeze.

  • Playground - Outdoor preview

    Playground - Outdoor

    Teodora Gajic Bakic

    Outdoor. Social. Senses. Exercises. Movement. 7 pages rich in visuals to inspire activities related to group games and social interactions, vocabulary, language, math, fine motor, and a scavenger h...

    Includes activity list

Goal Bank

  • To improve bilateral coordination, Albert will independently cut around simple shapes within 7/7" and no more than 7 deviations from line on 7 of 7 opportunities.

Reference links

  • Bilateral Coordination Activities Author: The OT Toolbox - These bilateral coordination activities are bilateral movement strategies to help kids demonstrate bimanual coordination skills.
  • Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity On Anxiety Author: Elizabeth Anderson1 and Geetha Shivakumar1,2, - Exercise and cognitively based distraction techniques were shown to have equal effectiveness at reducing state anxiety, however, exercise was more effective in reducing trait anxiety (Petruzzello et al., 1991).