Fun Therapy Ideas
Make therapy more fun by turning it into games.
They will never know they are building up important muscles.
Understanding the different terms.
A Pincer Grasp is when you are able to pick up small items using the thumb and index finger.
It is a developmental milestone that will usually occur from around 9 to 12 months. It is important for many things including getting food into your mouth, holding a pencil, fastening clothes with zips etc and using scissors and tools.
Bilateral Coordination. is the ability to use both sides of the body at the same time in a controlled manner. It is something that most children learn in stages. If given two objects they might at first bang them together, then they will come to realise that they can hold one object still while moving the other. It is important for many activities including, mixing food in a bowl, climbing stairs, using tools, cutting and just walking around.
Crossing the Midline refers to the ability to reach across the middle of the body. It is needed for reading and writing, being able to dress and put on shoes and socks, sports and to visually track a moving object from one side to the other.
Hand-Eye Coordination is the ability to control movements by what is seen. Poor hand-eye coordination has a big impact on solving mazes, using scissors, threading, catching a ball, etc. Better hand-eye coordination can be developed through practice.