Occupational therapy helps children achieve independence in all areas of their lives. It helps improve their cognitive, physical and motor skills and enhances their self esteem.
Fine motor skills are the basis for the preparation of the hand and are not only essential for handwriting but a necessity for daily living.
These skills are needed for writing, colouring, cutting, painting, playing with small objects, computer use and for self care activities such as tying shoelaces, dressing, doing buttons and zips and using a knife and fork. They are integral to a child’s development. Children who struggle with any of these activities often feel frustrated and their self esteem suffers.
Please view the navigation list for some exercises to help fine motor skill development