Motor Skill Interventions versus Play-Based Lessons for Preschoolers - Your Therapy Source
Preschools provide many opportunities for play and motor skill development. Recent research attempted to answer the question regarding the outcomes of motor skill interventions versus play-based lessons for preschoolers.
How Often Should PreK Students Have Movement Groups? - Your Therapy Source
School-based occupational and physical therapists frequently recommend and educate PreK teachers on the benefits of motor skill activities throughout the day. An important question to answer is how often should preK students have movement groups?
Strategies to Support Gross Motor Skills in the Classroom - Your Therapy Source
Embedding motor skill activities into the preschool classroom is so important to help children develop postural control, locomotor skills, and coordination skills. Here are 5 strategies to support gross motor skills in the classroom.
Motor Skills, ADHD and Medication - Your Therapy Source
Research in Developmental Disabilities published a review of 45 research articles analyzing the motor skills of of children (between 6-16 years old) with ADHD and the influence of medication on their motor skills. The results indicated the following: 1. more than half of the children with ADHD have difficulties with gross and fine motor skills. […]
Motor Skill Abilities and Disruptive Behavior Disorder - Your Therapy Source
Research in Developmental Disabilities published research on the motor abilities of 99 adolescents with disruptive behavior disorder (DBD) and evaluated the role of comorbid ADHD. Each participant was assessed with The Bruininks–Oseretsky test of motor proficiency, Second Edition. In addition, further statistical analyses were completed to determine differences in motor profiles between individuals diagnosed with …
Toilet Training and Gross Motor Skills - Your Therapy Source
The Functional Skills for Kids series written by occupational and physical therapy bloggers on developing 12 functional skills for children continues today with the topic of toilet training. Each month throughout 2016, we will discuss the development of one functional skill in children addressing the many components of that skill. The ability to complete the …
Gross Motor Skills and Handwriting - Your Therapy Source
GROSS MOTOR SKILLS AND HANDWRITING The gross motor skills involved in handwriting mainly refer to the postural control that is required for writing. Efficient control of the larger muscle groups in the neck, shoulder and trunk is necessary to maintain stability in order for the fingers and hands to move to complete the handwriting task. […]
50 Screen Free Gross Motor Skills and Activities for Home - Your Therapy Source
When children are home it is important that they participate in gross motor skills and activities every day. Gross motor skills are larger movement activities such as sitting, rolling, kneeling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping and more!
Just as we suspected... - Your Therapy Source
Well, with sadness I just finished reading some research that confirms what we suspected. There is a decline in gross motor skills in toddlers.
Fine and Gross Motor Group Activity Idea - Activity Balloon Bat - Your Therapy Source
If you need a fun gross motor group activity idea that also includes fine motor skills and coordination skills, this balloon bat is perfect.
5 Gross Motor Activities to Help with Dressing Skills - Your Therapy Source
Gross motor activities that focus on postural control, trunk rotation, bilateral coordination, eye hand coordination, motor planning and balance skills are beneficial when it comes to developing independence with dressing. Here are 5 suggested activities: Play games where the child has to reach outside of his/her base of support without falling over. Practice in sitting […]
16 FREE Halloween Printables - Sensory Motor Skills - Your Therapy Source
Check out these 16 FREE Halloween printables sensory motor skills including fine motor, gross motor, handwriting and visual perceptual activities.
Mix It Up Sight Word Game - Your Therapy Source
We all know that movement is crucial to learning academic material. This printable, Sight Word Mix Up game, is being offered as part of the part of the Active Learning: Brain Building Through Movement series hosted by The Inspired Treehouse! Combine reading sight words with various movements in the classroom. Students will have fun while …
8 Print and Go Ideas for Indoor Recess - Your Therapy Source
Here are a few freebies that work great for indoor recess when you need something in a hurry. They would make a fun back to school gift for teachers – print them off, toss them in a file folder and teachers have some “go to” activities for when the weather takes a turn for the […]
Free Dr. Seuss Printables - Your Therapy Source
Here are two free Dr. Seuss printables to practice fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Celebrate his birthday while you also work on hand strengthening and physical activity.
Modifications for Toilet Training - Your Therapy Source
If a child has delays in gross motor skills that are affecting toilet training, here are 6 modifications for toilet training.