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Sensory-Motor Handwriting Instruction
Sensory-Motor Handwriting Instruction is a developmentally appropriate approach to preparing young students before they start learning the physical act of writing by hand, and supporting them as they learn to write. The idea is to support the physical (postural and fine motor) and perceptual (visual-spatial) underpinnings of handwriting. At the
Warm Ups for Paper & Pencil Work
Physical warm up activities immediately before writing by hand, keyboarding or other fine motor tasks are designed to optimize physical and attentional readiness for tabletop work. Examples range from finger circles and clapping to tossing bean bags and dancing. Benefits of utilizing physical warm up activities include: waking up the
Adapted Scissors are alternative scissors which enable students with fine motor needs to access and coordinate scissors in order to cut a variety of materials or shapes. There are many different types of adapted scissors to accommodate a wide variety of fine motor needs. For students requiring significant support (e.g.
Gross Motor Tools & Toys
Gross Motor Tools & Toys are manipulatives that strengthen students' large muscle groups to support daily functions such as walking, running and jumping. To support students’ gross motor development, teachers integrate a variety of gross motor tools (e.g., hula hoops, step stools, balls) into instruction, activities and centers to support