Fine and Gross Motor Skills

OTs are highly trainied and skilled in considering the child’s performance in a functional context (play, self care, productive activities).  Our OT’s will consider the child in the context of the demands of the activity and the environment on them as well as their own capacities and skills.  Using this process we can help parents understand their child’s abilities, strengths and addition support needs.  Our goal is to enable children with issues, problems, difficulties take part in everyday life.

  • Building confidence
  • Different ways of performing task
  • Skills development
  • Compensation
  • Advocating
  • Develop programs to help your child overcome some of the difficulties
  • Education about how this effects performance in activities  at home, kindy, school or other settings
  • Provide advice on design and changing the ergonomics of set up of the environment to meet the needs of your child in the task

Some Assessments Used for Fine and Gross Motor Skills

  • Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)
  • HELP (Hawaiian Early Learning Profile)
  • PDMS (Peabody Developmental Motor Scales
  • Beery VMI (Visual Motor Integration)
  • Clinical Observation

Some Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Addressed

  • Play
  • Dressing
  • Mealtimes
  • Toileting
  • Handwriting

Some of the More Common Skills Addressed

  • Pre-writing/writing
  • Pre-scissor/scissor?Posture
  • Alignment, stability, seating standing
  • Mobility
  • Bend, reach, push, pul
  • Manipulation
  • Using two hands together and other bilateral coordination abilities
  • Visual Motor Integrations
  • Effort and energy
  • Fatigue
  • Endurance
  • Pace
  • Positioning

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are looking for guidance or support regarding any of the above.