Fine Motor & Hand Strengthening Therapy
Children use their fine motor skills to get dressed, grasp tiny objects, write or draw, and many other daily activities. These fine motor skills require dexterity, fine motor control, and strength. Numerous school activities depend on fine motor skills, and a child’s whole life will be impacted by them as well.
When a child suffers from weak or poor fine motor skills, he or she will have problems with everything from turning a page of a book, to writing, eating, and grooming.
This therapy uses a range of game, toy, coloring, and drawing activities to improve bilateral coordination, hand/eye coordination, pinch/grip strength, wrist extension, arch development, finger isolation, thumb web space, and the refined use of hands and fingers.
Fine motor skills are not just about physical development; they also play a significant role in cognitive and social development. By engaging in activities that enhance these skills, children also learn problem-solving, patience, and creativity. For instance, when a child learns to tie their shoes or use scissors, they are not only mastering a physical task but also understanding the concept of sequencing and the importance of precision. Moreover, such activities can boost self-esteem and independence, as children take pride in their newfound abilities. This therapy, therefore, not only addresses the physical aspects of fine motor development but also nurtures the child's overall growth and confidence.