Is My Child Ambidextrous?


Is My Child Ambidextrous?

As a pediatric occupational therapist, parents routinely ask me if their child is ambidextrous. Parents often confuse a child’s lack of hand dominance as a sign of being ambidextrous. In this week’s video, I discuss tips to understand how to determine if your child needs help with choosing a dominant hand. Additionally, I provide tricks to point you in the right direction. You can also read this previous post about eye dominance to learn more about what is discussed in the video.

Tips & Topics

Check out this week’s YouTube episode Is My Child Ambidextrous? here! Share your story in the comments below. I would love to hear your story and what unique patterns exist in your family.

Amy Baez, MOT, OTR/L

Amy Baez is the Founder of Playapy and Creator of the PALS Handwriting Program. She is a pediatric occupational therapist, play advocate, and parent coach with over 17 years of experience. Learn more at

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