Although it may seem appealing for your child to be ambidextrous (equally adapted in the use of both the left and right hand), research shows that encouraging mixed dominance may cause learning challenges.
Both the left and ride sides of the brain compete for the processing and retrieval of information and cannot only send one another conflicting information, but also slow down the rate at which information is organized. For many students, this can cause confusion and frustration in their ability to be proficient in their language, literacy and organizational skills.
For more information on how to test for mixed dominance, as well as ways to support both sides of the brain to coordinate and communicate as one, contact Mobile Therapy Centers to speak to an Occupational Therapist.
Additionally, check out the following link from ILS Learning Center to learn more.