Fine motor skills support manipulative play, self-care skills, handwriting and academics. Normal development, your child’s unique strengths and challenges and the demands of the home and school environment serve as our guidelines for intervention.
At POTS, we keep it fun by using toys and tools that tap into your child’s interests to guide intervention.
Fine motor skills require the coordination of muscles, bones, and nerves to produce small, precise movements such as picking up small objects and using tools such as: crayons, spoons, scissors and screwdrivers. Fine motor skills require a high degree of control and precision.
Infants and toddlers learn to swat at mobiles, transfer toys from hand to hand, point, turn pages, open lids and build.
Preschoolers learn to button, zip, bead, color, glue and lace.
School age children need to write, trace, use a knife and fork, staple, and manipulate arts and crafts materials.
Preteens and teenagers want to do their own hair and makeup, shave independently, and must become facile in using the computer.