Coordination Exercises for Kids

Did you know that coordination exercises for kids provide so many benefits for children especially at school?

Did you know that coordination exercises for kids provide so many benefits for children especially at school? Coordination exercises include physical activity where children practice visual motor skills and/or bilateral skills where they use both sides of the body together.  These types of skills are very important when it comes to completing everyday skills such […]

Physical Activity for Children with Disabilities – Tips for Inclusion Sports

We are aware of the importance of physical activity for children with disabilities but research indicates children don't stick with inclusion sports.

Many of us are aware of the importance of physical activity for children with disabilities.  Unfortunately, research indicates that persons with disabilities frequently join inclusive sports but do not continue with inclusion sports overtime. Parents report rejection by staff and other participants. In addition, parents feel that there is a lack of contact and understanding […]

Halloween Shape Drawings – Free Printables

Pre-writing skills can get boring and this free Halloween Shape Drawings 3 page PDF printable can jazz up everyday pre-writing practice during the month of October.

I created these Halloween Shape Drawings this morning as a quick, free printable but it actually took a looooong time to create.  Isn’t it always that way – things you think will be done in a flash take forever? Anyway, I wanted to create these simple Halloween shape drawings for the kids to trace around […]

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Handwriting and Autism

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on handwriting and autism.  The researchers investigated whether handwriting skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are related to visual perception, motor coordination, visual-motor integration, and executive functions.

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on handwriting and autism.  The researchers investigated whether handwriting skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are related to visual perception, motor coordination, visual-motor integration, and executive functions. Previous Research on Handwriting and Autism Previous research provides additional information on handwriting skills: in children with autism perceptual […]

Autism and Exercise

Perceptual and Motor Skills recently published research on autism and exercise.  The researchers examined the effects of an exercise-based intervention.

Perceptual and Motor Skills recently published research on autism and exercise.  The researchers examined the effects of a 48-week exercise-based intervention for 64 children (ages 6-12) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Previous research indicates that children with autism may have limited levels of physical activity and delayed motor skills and physical fitness, leading to a […]