There are ways to re-teach our bodies to identify our right side and left side easily.
Training our right/left awareness, or ‘laterality’ doesn’t have to be hard but it needs motivation.
Here are some simple activities to try at home
In vision therapy at Sindy Lowinger Optometrist, we do repeated exercises to train the brain with touch, sound and visual clues to embed the skill deep within the senses.
Here are some for you to try. Click the links and have a go.
1. Angels in the snow
2. Directionality arrows
*note skip to 2min30sec for this second video to begin.
*Please note that these are not instructional videos but examples for you to see how the exercises work.
Adults and Children alike, it is never too late to re-train the brain.
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Which is your left foot?
Which is your right hand?
Have you ever been driving the car and been told to turn left? Suddenly you make the turn and... oops! You meant the OTHER left!?
Spatial awareness is knowing where we are in space:
It is a skill we learn when we develop as children but it is not always solidified in our minds and it can leave our "rights and lefts" a little confused.
So why is an optometrist writing about this?
When we can't tell the difference between our rights and lefts, then some letters and numbers can be easily confused when they look the same.
They look like exactly the same letter!
And how about words:
SO WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
It is never too late to re-learn our right-left awareness.
CLICK HERE to see the next blog post to read about exercises to do at home to train the rights and lefts of our body!