All children grow and develop at their own pace. Sometimes, they need a little extra support to reach their milestones. Occupational Therapy works with children to develop and refine fine motor, visual motor, and gross motor skills.
Fine Motor Delay: Fine motor skills are important for controlling the small movements of the hands and fingers in order to be successful with play, academic, and self care activities. OT helps to improve fine motor skills required for activities such as handwriting, cutting with a scissors, holding and feeding self with fingers and utensils, tying shoes, and dressing.
Gross Motor Delay: Gross motor skills are important for controlling the large muscles of the body like the arms, legs, and core. OT helps to improve gross motor skills required for activities such as balancing, walking, crawling, climbing, and throwing and catching a ball.
Visual Motor Delay: Visual motor skills are important for collecting information taken in by the eyes, processing that information, and then coordinating our motor skills to complete a task. OT helps to improve visual motor skills required for activities such as completing a puzzle, copying a sentence or shape, recognizing patterns, completing mazes, recalling sight words, or finding information on a page.