Fine and Gross Motor Skills

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Fine Motor Skills

Many children have difficulty using their hands effectively.  Their small hand muscles may not have the strength or dexterity that is needed to perform daily activities. This may result in difficulty with tasks such as handwriting, using scissors, buttoning, and tying shoes. With therapy, a child’s hands can become stronger and more coordinated. This permits them to experience increased skills, greater mastery, and independence.

 

Gross Motor Skills

Some children have difficulty with gross motor skills. They may experience difficulty with the developmental milestones of walking, running, jumping, catching, etc. This may prevent them from keeping up with peers.  Children with gross motor incoordination may avoid playing sports and doing other physical activities that children their age find highly rewarding.