Posts Tagged ‘fine motor skills’

Integrating Occupational Therapy in Schools

Posted on July 8th, 2020 by ProCare Therapy

Occupational Therapist in School

The main goal of an occupational therapist is to treat injured, disabled, or ill patients that have difficulties performing everyday activities. Through the use of therapeutic activities, OTs can help these patients improve and recover the skills they need to continue through daily life with ease. It is often thought that occupational therapists are only in hospitals or healthcare facilities, but occupational therapy in schools is just as important. Step into any early elementary classroom, and you will likely see children who would benefit from pediatric occupational therapy.

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Decline of Fine Motor Skills in Elementary Schools

Posted on December 7th, 2015 by ProCare Therapy

When parents send their children off to kindergarten, many are focused on their early literacy skills. With the push to be ready for reading and writing earlier, students may show up their alphabet by sight and sound. An increasing problem is that children may not know how to hold a pencil, draw a line, or use scissors. Teachers and occupational therapists are seeing a larger number of students coming in without the ability to properly grip writing utensils, hold paper, or cut out shapes.

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