FINE MOTOR SKILLS DIFFICULTIES
Fine motor skills are important for a number of different tasks throughout our day such as getting dressed, feeding and engaging in play or handwriting. If a child has difficulties with their fine motor skills, they may not be able to perform in their daily tasks as expected and may show a lack of confidence or reliance on adult support.
The following may suggest your child is experiencing difficulties with their fine motor skills:
Fine motor skills encompass a range of skills, including:
How can we help?
By unpicking fine motor difficulties through ongoing assessment, the Occupational therapist will be able to provide a programme of activities to help address the specific skill areas. By working on these skills a child should develop there confidence and competence in functional fine motor tasks. Where appropriate adaptation can also be recommended for functional tasks in order to increase independence.