Fine Motor Programs

Fine Motor Programs

Fine Motor Skills
We assist children

• Who are having difficulty initiating and maintaining friendships
• Who experience difficulty reading social cues
• Who find it difficult to communicate appropriately in various environments (e.g. at home, in school and in the community)

We assist children

• Who are experiencing difficulty using their hands and fingers to participate and complete fine motor activities (such as drawing, doing up buttons and tying shoelaces, lego and playdough)
Specialised Equipment includes
• A range of fine motor activities to promote finger isolation, strength, dexterity, speed and bilateral co-ordination
• Fun and engaging activities – your child may think they are playing a game, but in fact they are developing skills which are important for everyday activities
Tracking your child’s progress
Tracking progress helps you and your child remain motivated. Standardised assessments include assessing your child’s fine motor speed and dexterity occur on a regular basis.

Your child’s program

While participating in activities which promote improved fine motor strength, control, dexterity, speed and bilateral co-ordination, your child will participate in a range of the following activities including but not limited to:
• Clapping activities
• Stringing beads, or placing pegs on a board (One hand placing the beads on the string/board while the hand stabilises the string/board)
• Games with tongs, larger tweezers or a clothes pegs used to pick up small objects such as pom poms
• Fine motor activities with speed and resistance to encourage strength and endurance
• Activities with putty
• Handwriting and drawing activities

The Team

Our highly experienced occupational therapists will work closely with you and your child to participate in sessions to develop and strengthen their fine motor skills

February 15, 2015