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Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills 2019-01-09T20:30:43+00:00

Fine motor skills involve the use of the small muscles of our hands and fingers in coordination with our eyes. Children use their fine motor skills when printing, holding tiny objects, buttoning clothing, turning pages, eating, cutting with scissors and using computer keyboards.

Is your child reluctant to do writing? Do they struggle to keep up with their peers? Do they have difficulty learning new motor skills?

Our Occupational Therapists can assess the following skill areas to determine whether your child is meeting developmental expectations and determine if their fine motor skills are impacting their participation at school, home, or in the community.

  • Pencil Grasp
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Visual-motor skills
  • Printing
  • Cursive writing
  • Keyboarding
  • Spatial awareness / perceptual skills
  • Scissor skills

What can we do?

Our Occupational Therapists can design a treatment plan if your child would benefit from therapy to support development of skills. Treatment may include the use of a printing program such as Handwriting Without Tears, a multi-sensory approach to letter and number formations.

Our Occupational Therapists can also provide recommendations and strategies for accommodations to help your child meet functional demands and expectations. This may include adapting equipment or assistive devices such as pencil grips, adapted scissors or utensils, or computer software and hardware to support the use of technology for writing.

Why Butterfly?

At Butterfly we recognize that students who have delayed fine motor skills may lack confidence in their writing abilities which can impact how they feel about themselves at school and with their peers. We want students to feel successful and proud of their work! We strive to find an approach that will enable them to feel confident in their abilities and ready to take on new challenges in the classroom. We have tools and resources that use creative, fun, and multi-disciplinary approaches to motivate your child and cater to their specific learning needs.

To book an assessment or for more information on Fine Motor Skills please email or call us at 905-206-0300.