Causes and Treatment of Poor Fine Motor Control

September 16, 2010

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The primary cause of fine motor control problems is a lack or over abundance in muscle mass. A child having high muscle tone may make mistakes based on the over activation of muscles, resulting in activities being sloppy or even clumsy in nature. A child having low muscle tone is quite common; a child with low muscle tone may struggle to maintain even the smallest control of a pencil or even scissors. Small feats like finger movement may prove to be an extreme effort for a child with low muscle tone.

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Fine Motor Control in Children

September 16, 2010

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Fine motor skills are important to a child's development. Not having these skills can interfere with school and home activities. It is important to understand the difference between fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills are those skills that require smaller, more delicate movement; usually using the smaller motion with an emphasis on the coordination of those movements. Gross motor skills are those skills using the larger muscles in the body, those to run, jump and move about.

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Autism Survival Manual – Fine motor skills tips and tricks

September 15, 2010

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Swing Invention for Autism

September 15, 2010

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Check out this video on a new swing invention for autism that a grandfather invented. Looks great for a sensory clinic or playground. You can view more info at the website for the Swring at http://swring.com/ Source: ABC News

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The Dynamic Tripod Grasp

September 11, 2010

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Pencil skills, and particularly handwriting, is a more complex skill than we often realize. A child’s ability to color within the lines, trace over a shape and draw simple pictures forms the building blocks for writing letters and words. Mastery of these skills enables children to focus on the content of their writing rather than […]

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Award-Winning Occupational Therapy Website Provides Easy Access to Activity Plans for Children

September 8, 2010

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A new solution for parents and caregivers to help children develop motor skill acuity. The newly designed OTPlan.com website is an innovative search engine that provides occupational therapists, parents and educators with simple and creative occupational therapy activities designed to help children master daily tasks.

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Best Way – Various Occupational Therapy Treatment Techniques for Cerebral Palsy

September 8, 2010

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Occupational therapy (OT) is a treatment method for cerebral palsy (CP), a neurological disorder which hinders body movement and muscle coordination. The goal of occupational therapy is to allow people to live more fulfilling lives by being as independent as possible. Therapists¬†work¬†to increase a patient’s independence by employing various treatment techniques. Occupational therapy is available […]

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