The Difference Between Fine and Gross Motor Skills
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How to Boost Motor Skills
Practice Fine Motor Skill Activities
Engage your child in activities that target fine motor skills, such as drawing, coloring, puzzles, cutting, and playing with building blocks.
These activities help improve hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
Consult with Professionals
Seek the advice of medical professionals, such as pediatricians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and the school IEP team.
A professional assessment can help identify the specific gross motor skill challenges your child faces and guide the development of an effective intervention plan.
Enroll in Occupational Therapy
Consider enrolling your child in occupational therapy or specialized programs that focus on improving gross motor skills.
These programs are designed and led by professionals who can provide structured and targeted exercises and activities.
Use Ada[ptive Tools if Necessary
Depending on the nature of your child's impairment, consider using adaptive tools and equipment to facilitate daily tasks. Tools like adapted scissors, utensils, or writing aids can make fine motor activities more accessible.
Set up a Supportive Home Environment
Design your home to be accessible and conducive to movement and practice.
See the recommended gross motor interventions below for home friendly ideas.
Remove obstacles and create open spaces where your child can move and play safely.
Encourage Physical Activity
Encourage your child to engage in regular physical activities that align with their abilities and interests.
Activities like swimming, adaptive sports, and playgroups can be beneficial.
See the recommended gross motor skill boosters below for home friendly intervention.
Parent Resources for Motor Skill Boosting
Fine Motor Therapies for Children
Gross Motor Therapies for Children
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