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Jack-O-Lantern Challenge Maze

Try this Jack-O-Lantern challenge maze.  Draw a line through the matching pumpkin from start to finish.  This activity encourages visual motor and higher level visual discrimination skills.  You can download it for free athttp://yourtherapysource.com/freejackolanternmaze.html

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Letter Hunt Freebie

Letter Hunt Freebie Download the letter Bb hunt to find 13 upper case and 13 lower case letters.  You can circle the letters, place stickers over the letters, use dot markers or color in the picture.  Head over to http://www.yourtherapysource.com/letterhuntfreebie to download the letter Bb hunt.

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Predictability of Visual Motor Task

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology published research on visual motor deficits in very preterm children.  There were 58 very preterm children (average age 7 yr 6 months and average gestational age 29.2 weeks) and 64 age matched full term children in the study.  The participants IQ was measured and a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder […]

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Handwriting Practice and Visual Perceptual Motor Practice

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy published research that compared two different handwriting interventions.  Seventy two first and second grade students either received intensive handwriting practice or visual perceptual motor activities during a handwriting club for 12 weeks.  The post test results indicated the following: the intensive handwriting practice group demonstrated significant improvements in handwriting […]

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Musical Magnet Maze

Here is a unique way to make a maze multisensory and practice visual motor and bilateral coordination skills. You only need a maze, magnet, jingle bell, cardboard and a page protector. To learn how to create this activity and to see it in action watch the video at YourTherapySource.com.

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Visual Motor, Eye Hand Coordination and Handwriting

The Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools and Early Intervention published research on 75 second graders who were evaluated using the Concise Assessment Scale for Children’s Handwriting, the Developmental Test of Visual Perception-2 and the manual dexterity section of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children. Results indicated that visual motor integration and eye hand coordination are […]