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Fine Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Professionals, Third Edition
Maryanne Bruni, BScOT (Reg)




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isbn# 978-1-60613-259-3  
2016
Paperback
7" x 10"
312 pages
Fine Motor Activities
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Acknowledgements

Introduction: A Parents Perspective

1. A Model of Hand Skill Development

  • A visual model of the development of fine motor skills
  • Definitions of the components of fine motor skill development:
    • The three building blocks
    • Dexterity
    • Daily living skills
    • Independent living skills
    2. Building on What Is there: Learning Step by Step
  • The process of learning new skills
  • Breaking down activities into steps
  • Motivation
  • Adapting the environment
  • Consultation with an occupational therapist

  • 3. Fine Motor Development in Children with Down Syndrome
  • Physical/medial characteristics of Down Syndrome
  • Skills to encourage at stages of development:
    • Birth to two years
    • Two to four years
    • Five to eight years
    • Nine to twelve years
    • Teen and adult years
    4. Early Movement in Babies with Down Syndrome
  • Early arm and hand control: Relationship to development milestones
  • How to help your baby
  • Stability Supports
  • Grandma’s and Grandpa’s List

  • 5. The First Building Block: Stability
  • Stability in children with Down syndrome
  • Activities for body stability, ball skills, shoulder stability
  • Grandma’s and Grandpa’s List

  • 6. The Second Block: Bilateral Coordination
  • Development of bilateral coordination
  • Activities for bilateral coordination
  • Grandma’s and Grandpa’s List

  • 7. The Third Building Block: Sensation
  • The sensory-motor loop
  • Development of sensory skills
  • Activities for sensory awareness and discrimination
  • Grandma’s and Grandpa’s list

  • 8. Dexterity
  • Components of dexterity
  • Grasp and release:
    • How it Develops
    • Grasp release in children with Down syndrome
    • Activity suggestions
  • Pinch and thumb control: Activity suggestions
  • Finger coordination:
    • The development of individual finger movement
    • Hand stability
    • Activity suggestions
  • Wrist movement: Activity suggestions
  • Grandma’s and Grandpa’s List

  • 9. Daily Living Skills: School Tasks
  • Cutting
  • Development of Pencil grasp
  • Preprinting skills
  • Drawing, painting and coloring
  • Printing
    • Readiness
    • Positioning
    • Printing progressions and refinement
    • Pencil pressure
  • Cursive writing
  • Accommodations and Modifications
  • Computers and Technology
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Incorporating fine motor goals into your child’s education plan
  • Grandma’s and Grandpa’s List

  • 10. Daily Living and Independent Living Skills
  • Self-help skills
    • Dressing
    • Eating/drinking
    • Grooming
  • Household activities
  • Leisure and recreation skills
  • Independent living and work skills

  • 11. Sensory Processing
  • Sensory processing in children with Down syndrome
  • Signs of sensory processing difficulties
  • Strategies and activities for sensory processing difficulties
  • Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • 12. Hands Up!
  • Conclusion

  • Appendix 1: Visual Motor Worksheets
  • Stage 1: Preprinting Worksheets
  • Stage 2: Pencil Control Worksheets
  • Stage 3: letter Groupings (Printing)
  • Stage 4: Prewriting Worksheets

  • Appendix 2: Don’t Throw It Out! Household Items to Use for Hand Play

    Glossary

    Bibliography

    Resources

    Index

     
       
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