How You Can Help Your Child

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    How You Can Help Your Child

    Click on the titles below to see advice sheets about how to develop your child’s pencil, scissor, general gross motor and dressing skills.

    We hope these help you to get started and feel like you are doing something that will really help.

    Advice on Using a Pencil, Drawing & Writing

    Advice on Fine Motor Skills

    Advice on Self Care




    General Advice on Gross Motor Skills




    General Advice



    Equipment and Resources

    Click on the links below for details of equipment


    Pencil grips          Writing slopes         Rulers          Posture Cushions         Cutlery          Steps


    Click on the links below for details of resources


    Ian's Shoelace Site

    Learn traditional and adapted types of knots to tie your shoelaces in simple and basic steps, with lots of visual supports. Whether you're after shoelace tying speed, simplicity, security or style, there are 18 different shoelace knots to choose from, including several that Ian, the creator of the website, has created himself.




    Dexteria Apps

    A range of apps centred on increasing finger dexterity and fine motor skills in children and young people. It uses a fun and interactive game, with different levels of difficulty, which gets progressively harder as the games. Each app contains a few different games/activities that work on different areas of hand development.




    OTs with Apps

    A list of useful websites containing information and links for apps that can be downloaded to reinforce learning in a fun and interactive way. Some apps are free to download, whilst others have a charge. Some are downloadable onto I Phones, android devices or a mixture of both.


    Occupational Therapy Plan

    An activity idea search engine for paediatric occupational therapy activities. Match skills you want to work on, with materials you have, to a detailed occupational therapy treatment activity.



    OT Fine Motor Skills on Pinterest

    Lots of creative ideas!




    25 Fine Motor Activities Using Household Items.





    Therapy Street for Kids - Occupational Therapy

    Therapy Street for Kids is your short cut to finding therapeutic activities to enhance your child's occupational therapy programme.




    Websites with Free Typing Resources