How to Play Catch with a Friend

10 Ways to Play Catch with a Friend

Playing catch with a friend is always fun but do you ever stop and think about all the skills that are required to play catch? Learning how to play catch involves many skills. Tossing a ball back and forth requires eye hand coordination, visual motor skills, visual tracking, focus, timing, bilateral coordination, visual spatial skills, […]

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Teaching Throwing and Catching to Children with DCD

Teaching Throwing and Catching to Children with DCD

Teaching Throwing and Catching to Children with DCD Research indicates that children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) exhibit significant impairments in general visual motor control and the processing of visual information.  For example, children with DCD have difficulties with: the ability to use predictive information to guide action, the pursuit tracking of objects and the […]

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Comparing Motor Impairments: Autism versus ADHD

The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders published research to examine the evidence regarding motor impairment specificity in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).   It is difficult to determine if there is evidence for specificity of motor impairment within different clinical groups.  For example, are certain motor impairments associated with specific diagnoses?  Previous research indicates […]

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Pool Noodle Stick for Reaction Time, Coordination and Balance

Create this simple pool noodle stick to encourage reaction time, eye hand coordination, balance skills and muscle strengthening.  Read all the details and watch the video at https://yourtherapysource.com/videopoolnoodlestick.html [subscribe2] Need more sensory motor activities?  Check out Sensory Motor Game Boards at https://yourtherapysource.com/sensoryboards.html.  Just print and play these games that encourage coordination, motor planning, gross motor and balance skills.

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Bell Maze

Here is a simple, super cheap activity to make.  Clean a recycled Styrofoam meat tray.  Cut a pipe cleaner in half and then fold it in half.  Poke the pipe cleaners into the tray to make a small arch.  You can put the pipe cleaners in any order you wish.  Toss a jingle bell into […]