fine motor coordination therapy
We analyze one’s fine motor activities to determine the underlying causes of problems and to identify strengths. We work on the challenging components of the task and use relative strengths to gain more skill. At times, we work on compensatory strategies to bypass the weak components altogether and obtain a successful, functional result.
Again, we keep it fun! We play with resistive putty and kaleidoscopes, perform finger plays, spin tops, and complete mazes. We may write on the wall, in shaving cream or over sandpaper. Or we may work on keyboarding skills. It all depends on the needs of the individual.
Giant Leaps OT utilizes a multi-sensory, developmentally based Handwriting Without Tears curriculum to help make handwriting in print and/or in cursive an automatic skill.
about fine motor coordination
Fine motor coordination involves precise, controlled hand movements to perform tasks such as cutting and pasting, coloring within the lines, and writing. Those experiencing difficulty with these types of tasks can increase skill levels with individualized treatment at Giant Leaps.
Beyond the actual functioning of the muscles of the hand, many areas influence fine motor performance, including muscle tone, trunk stability, upper extremity strength, tactile discrimination, bilateral coordination, motor planning skill, visual motor control, visual perceptual skill, and attention.