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|(bod`e ah-war`nes) is the ability to receive and interpret sensations coming from your muscles and joints. Your brain uses this information to discover where your body parts are and how they move through space. Good body awareness allows us to coordinate and move our body parts without looking at them. |
For example, children use their sense of body awareness to tell how much force they need to use to lift a heavy jug of milk, hang onto a pencil, or to sit upright in their desks without falling out.
Related Terms: motor planning, sensorimotor development, sensory integration
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