This is where Trained Therapists can help develop specialised treatment programmes to promote the fundamental skills required to function in everyday activities. Motor Skills Therapy can also help to maintain the level of motivation or engagement required to develop fine and gross motor skills. Studies have shown that a lack of engagement results in a slower pace of acquiring the necessary motor skills for foundational development.
Some children may struggle with daily activities that utilise their fine motor skills. For example, they may not be able to hold a scissors and cut across a dotted line. This can cause them to become frustrated, have low self-esteem and avoid this particular task in future. Hence, it is important to build your child’s fine motor skills through therapy and engaging exercises.
Fine Motor Skills include:
Some children may struggle with daily activities which require gross motor skills. For example, a child may not be able to maintain his balance and sit upright. This can result in bad body posture and affect his health in the future. Hence, we need to nurture gross motor skills in our children to help them refine their balance, strength, endurance, and coordination skills.
Motor Skills Therapy can help children with:
Please note that all children develop at different paces and acquire motor skills at different stages of their childhood. However, if you think that your child may be struggling with adopting some of the skill areas above, please contact a qualified therapist.