Ice Cream Cone Letter Freebie

If you are looking for some quick, multisensory prewriting practice, download this ice cream cone letter freebie from the Ice Cream Multisensory Prewriting Practice packet.

Ice Cream Cone Letter Freebie If you are looking for some quick, multisensory prewriting practice, download this ice cream cone letter freebie from the Ice Cream Multisensory Prewriting Practice packet.  This one-page black and white PDF includes the letters A through L in a dotted font. Here are a few multisensory activity ideas for the […]

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Motor Skill Interventions versus Play-Based Lessons for Preschoolers

Motor Skill Interventions versus Play-Based Lessons for Preschoolers Preschools provide many opportunities for play and motor skill development.  Recent research attempted to answer the question regarding the outcomes of motor skill interventions versus play-based lessons for preschoolers.  The study participants included 149 Hispanic pre-K children from low socioeconomic status.  All of the children were evaluated […]

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Interceptive Timing, Eye-Hand Coordination, and Academic Skills in Children

Interceptive Timing, Eye-Hand Coordination, and Academic Skills in Children

Interceptive Timing, Eye-Hand Coordination, and Academic Skills in Children Psychological Science recently published research on interceptive timing, eye-hand coordination, and academic skills in children.  The study collected objective measures of interceptive timing, general motor skills, and national standardized academic attainment from 309 school children ages 5 through 11. What is interceptive timing? Interceptive timing is your sensory […]

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Strategies to Support Gross Motor Skills in the Classroom

Embedding motor skill activities into the preschool classroom is so important to help children develop postural control, locomotor skills, and coordination skills.  Here are 5 strategies to support gross motor skills in the classroom.

5 Strategies to Support Gross Motor Skills in the Classroom Embedding motor skill activities into the preschool classroom is so important to help children develop postural control, locomotor skills, and coordination skills.  When children are able to maintain an upright posture, participate in physical activities and demonstrate eye-hand coordination skills, it is beneficial for functional learning in school.  […]

Visual Discrimination Activities for Children

Visual Discrimination Activities for Children Visual discrimination skills are the ability to determine differences and similarities between objects to help us to understand and interpret the environment around us. Visual discrimination is especially important when learning reading, writing, and mathematics.  Here is an assortment of visual discrimination activities for children. Children need adequate visual discrimination skills to function […]

Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy and Motor Planning

Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy and Motor Planning

Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy and Motor Planning Pediatric Physical Therapy published research on hand-arm bimanual intensive therapy and motor planning.  Functional near-infrared spectroscopy neuroimaging was used on 9 children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy pre and post 50 hours of HABIT training (hand-arm bimanual intensive therapy).  Further evaluation of bimanual coordination and motor performance was completed […]

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How to Facilitate Play Skills in Children with Autism

Playtime helps all children develop communication, social, cognitive, and motor skills. Parents, teachers, and therapists need to learn how to facilitate play skills in children with autism.

How to Facilitate Play Skills in Children with Autism Playtime helps all children develop communication, social, cognitive, and motor skills.  For children with autism, difficulties with language, social skills, and motor skills may be present.  In addition, pretend play skills can be delayed.  Parents, teachers, and therapists need to learn how to facilitate play skills in children […]