body scheme

(redirected from kinesthetic awareness)


1. a calculated plan of action.
2. schema.
body scheme the acquisition of an internal awareness of the body and the relationship of body parts to one another; a sensorimotor performance component of occupational therapy.
Intervention scheme see intervention scheme.
Problem Classification scheme see problem classification scheme.

body scheme

a piagetian term for a cognitive structure that develops in infants in the sensorimotor period during the first 2 years of life as they learn to differentiate between themselves and the world around them.

bod·y scheme

(bod'ē skēm)
A kinesthetic awareness of body parts and the relationship of those parts to one another and to objects in the environment.
Synonym(s): kinesthetic awareness.

body scheme

Knowledge of one's body parts and their relative positions.
See: proprioception
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Enroll in somatic education courses--such as the Alexander Technique or Feldenkrais Method--to experience optimal dynamic alignment and to awaken your own kinesthetic awareness.
De Groot identifies the source of early mechanical knowledge in kinesthetic awareness of mechanical advantage, showing the relation of Aristotle's empiricism to more ancient experience.
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