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fine motor skills Tag

So, last week we looked at Dysgraphia, what it is, how it can present and what can be done to assess handwriting difficulties. This week we will discuss some of the therapeutic approaches mentioned last week and some ideas and activities that can be tried at...

What is Dysgraphia  I am sure many of you have heard of the term Dysgraphia (dis-graf-eea). We have already touched on Dyspraxia, which has links to Dysgraphia, however Dysgraphia is a seperate entity and  a common difficulty experienced by children and observed by OTs. Dysgraphia is defined as 'the delayed...

Ok, so your child has maybe had a block of OT, or they are on a break from OT sessions, or they had some experience with OT's and you saw some gains from this experience? Whatever the case, OT activities and ideas don't have to...

Hand dominance. Tying in from a recent post on crossing the midline, we thought why not go further and add in an important by-product of developing midline skills, Hand Dominance. One might even say the two go 'hand in hand'...

Following on from a pervious post about the introduction of the device OSMO and the 3 apps/games that come with the device, we are today going to explore the newest addition to the OSMO suite, Masterpiece. Masterpiece is an OSMO app that allows the user to...

Following on from our introduction and discussion of the Fine Motor Skills App 'Dexteria', we will now explore a new app from the same developers, Dexteria VMI, which focuses on visual perceptual skills and visual motor integration. Visual Motor Integration simply looks at how we perceive an image (visual...

The App: Dexteria  Compatibility: iOS and Android Price: $1.99 (on Android) and $4.99 (on App store) This week we will have a look at another app that focuses on fine motor skills, however this one is more specialised than a number of the others available. Dexteria is an App designed by OT's...

This week we are revisiting our favourite resources within the OTFC clinic. Just about every OT clinic would have at least one of these as they are such a useful and versatile piece of equipment. We are talking about the Scooter Board!         In one of our earlier...

We have covered a number of OTFC's favourite resources, but I am amazed we have forgotten to discuss one of the cheapest and most effective resources that anyone can use! Shaving Cream! Shaving cream has to be one my favourite resources for working on handwriting, visual motor...