A common reason that children are referred to OT is for “fine motor issues.” However, it usually isn’t just a fine motor issue. There could be other factors involved.
What are fine motor skills? They are the coordinated movement that involves the use of fingers, hands, and arms. This includes:
- Object manipulation (buttoning a button or putting coins in a piggy bank)
- Tool usage (eating utensils and writing utensils)
These skills develop at birth and work with other areas of development, such as vision, touch, and postural and proximal strength/stability.Continue reading