Fine motor skills, or coordination of the small muscles of the hands and fingers, are involved in many important activities of children’s daily lives. These skills are required for dressing, writing, coloring, cutting, playing with toys, feeding, etc. Children who are experiencing difficulties with fine motor skills may present with difficulty with or avoidance of any of these tasks, impacting their participation in age-appropriate activities.
Children may experience fine motor deficits for a variety of reasons, including difficulties with visual motor, visual perceptual or ocular motor skills, difficulties with bilateral motor coordination, poor hand strength, difficulties with postural endurance, or motor planning challenges. Our team of occupational therapists specializes in assessing and treating all of the underlying skills that may be impacting a child’s fine motor development.
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