Fine Motor and Motor Planning Skills

Are you aware of the relationship between the development of fine motor skills and motor planning skills? Researchers took a closer look at the motor planning in 6- to 11-year-old children.

Are you aware of the relationship between the development of fine motor skills and motor planning skills? Researchers took a closer look at the motor planning in 6- to 11-year-old children. Motor planning is the ability to create an idea, plan an action and execute that action. It is a complex process that requires cognitive […]

Help Students Achieve Motor Planning Goals in Occupational Therapy, PT, Home or School

Are you a school-based therapist, parent, or teacher who help students on motor planning goals at occupational therapy, physical therapy, home or school?

Are you a school-based therapist, parent, or teacher who help students on motor planning goals at occupational therapy, physical therapy, home or school? Children who struggle with executive functioning deficits may have difficulties learning how to initiate and plan motor skills.   Strategies to Help Initiate and Plan When Learning New Motor Skills Here are […]

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What is Body Percussion?

What is body percussion? Body percussion is using different parts of the body to make music.  Have you ever stopped to think how may sounds you can make with your body?  You can clap, snap, tap, stomp, click and more.  

What is body percussion? Body percussion is using different parts of the body to make music.  Have you ever stopped to think how may sounds you can make with your body?  You can clap, snap, tap, stomp, click and more.   Why Is Body Percussion a Wonderful Activity for Kids? Research indicates that rhythm and […]

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Motor Planning, Autism, and Catching Skills

A recent study examined motor planning, autism and the skill of catching a ball to determine more specific information regarding impairments.

Previous research has demonstrated common motor skill deficits associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) which may be related to decreased planning and control of sensory motor skills.  A recent study examined motor planning, autism and the skill of catching a ball to determine more specific information regarding impairments. Methodology of the Study on Motor Planning […]

What is motor planning?

What is motor planning? Motor planning is the ability to create an idea, plan an action and execute that action. It is a complex process that requires cognitive thought, sensory input, and a motor action.

What is motor planning? Motor planning is the ability to create an idea, plan an action and execute that action. It is a complex process that requires cognitive thought, sensory input and a motor action. Why is motor planning important? We need to use motor planning for many activities of daily life. A clear example […]

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Action Planning and Execution in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Research in Developmental Disabilities published research on action planning and execution in children with cerebral palsy.  The goal of the study was to determine the differences in anticipatory visual patterns between 13 children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (average age 6.8 years) and 15 typically developing children (average age 5.8 years).  In addition, visuomotor coordination was assessed in the children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

Action Planning and Execution in Children with Cerebral Palsy Research in Developmental Disabilities published research on action planning and execution in children with cerebral palsy.  The goal of the study was to determine the differences in anticipatory visual patterns between 13 children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (average age 6.8 years) and 15 typically developing children (average […]

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Motor Planning and Cerebral Palsy

Motor Planning and Cerebral Palsy

Motor Planning and Cerebral Palsy The Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology recently published longitudinal research on motor planning and cerebral palsy.  Motor planning is the ability to plan out all the steps required for a motor action and carry out each step in the correct order.  It is important to have efficient motor planning […]

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5 Activity Ideas to Practice Motor Planning

Here are 5 activity ideas to practice motor planning skills: Ninja Clothes Pin Clip Activity – find the matching Ninja, move your body like the Ninja and clip the Ninja to the circle. Download the Ninja Free Activity. Motor Planning with Pool Noodles – here is a super easy set up but challenging activity to encourage […]

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Cut, Sequence and Draw Trucks

Practice scissor skills, sequencing, glueing, following directions and drawing all with this one activity – Cut, Sequence, Paste and Draw Transportation. Download this truck freebie to get started with this no-prep activity. Find out more information on the complete Cut, Sequence, Paste and Draw Transportation Packet. Looking for different themes? Check out Cut, Sequence, Paste […]