Attention Exercises for Students

Maintaining the attention span of children is getting harder and harder. One idea is to try attention exercises for students.

Maintaining the attention span of children is getting harder and harder. Increased screen time, visually appealing videos, and other distractions are always bombarding students. Teachers and parents want to help the kids but may not know where to start. One idea is to try attention exercises for students. Coordination Attention Exercises for Students – What […]

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Fine and Gross Motor Group Activity Idea – Activity Balloon Bat

If you need a fun gross motor group activity idea that also includes fine motor skills and coordination skills, this balloon bat is perfect. 

Fine and Gross Motor Group Activity Idea If you need a fun gross motor group activity idea that also includes fine motor skills and coordination skills, this balloon bat is perfect.  You can use the suggested activity for gross motor skill group session, indoor recess, or physical education class. Materials Needed for the Gross Motor […]

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Bilateral Coordination and Academic Performance in Children

Pediatrics International published research on 100 Brazilian children (ages 8-11 years old)  evaluating interlimb coordination and its relationship to their academic performance.  Each child was assessed with the Bruininks–Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency and the Academic Performance Test. Participants were grouped into low (<25%) and high (>75%) academic achievers. The results indicated: a significant difference between groups […]

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Graded Motor Skill Interventions in Children with Coordination Disorders

Delays in motor skill development may affect academics, activities of daily living, concentration, emotional and social skills.  The Journal of Early Childhood Research reported on a study of children (ages 3-6) with coordination disorders who participated in motor skill interventions over the course of two years.   The Early Years Movement Skills (EYMSC) checklist and the […]

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Visual Picture Cards for Catching Skills

Help children learn how to catch a ball with these step by step visual instructions. This is a freebie from the latest packet – Teaching Catching, Throwing and Kicking Skills.  You can download the picture cards here https://www.yourtherapysource.com/teachcatchthrowkickfreebie.html Get more information on the complete download here https://www.yourtherapysource.com/teachcatchthrowkick.html

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Motor Planning, Body Awareness and Finger Strengthening Ninja Style

Here is a fun FREEBIE for the Ninja loving fan from Ninja Brain Breaks!  This activity encourages motor planning, body awareness, finger strengthening and physical activity.  You can download the Ninja Clothes Pin Clip Activity here https://www.yourtherapysource.com/ninjafreebie.html Find out more about the complete Ninja Brain Breaks packet here –https://www.yourtherapysource.com/ninja.html 

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Quiet Eye Training to Help with Visual Motor Skills

Are you familiar with “Quiet Eye Training”?  This is a technique that attempts to get the eye to focus more instead of flicking about during coordination tasks.  It teaches the eye to look at the ball long enough to process the information.  The individual is reminded to briefly look at the exact spot where you […]

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Motor Performance and Social-Communicative Impairment in Children with ADHD

The Journal of Attention Disorders published research on 11 children with ADHD – Combined Type (ADHD-CT) and 10 typically developing children as the control group.  Each child participated in an upper limb Fitts’ aiming task to measure motor performance and the Social Responsiveness Scale t0 measure social-communicative/autistic impairment. The following results were recorded: Children with ADHD-CT […]