Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor skills refer to skills that require small, precise movements of the hands and fingers. They include all hand-related activities and skills, from strength and coordination to distal motor control. Fine motor skills involve the ability to use age-appropriate grasp patterns in order to complete age-appropriate skills. These skills are used throughout the day across all environments, including home, school, and community. (See below for specific activities.) Children may experience challenges with participation in fine motor activities for various reasons, which your occupational therapist is trained to assess and address.
|Swat at hanging toys||Build with blocks||Button||write||Hair styling|
|Reach for toys||Open/close containers||Zipper||Tie shoes||Shave|
|Transfer toys between hands||Turn book pages||Lacing and Sewing||Manipulate arts and crafts materials||Effective computer use|
|Point||Use utensils||Beading||Throw/catch ball from 5-10 feet away||Typing|
|Clap||Cut and Glue|