Page 11/110 1088720. Keep fingers straight and stretch thumb sideways and spread fingers apart. Roll out a new sausage and repeat instructions until all fingers (e.g. Finger Dig: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Bend middle finger in towards the palm of the hand (12c). This programme can be used at home or in school. Raise wrist up to its full extension with as much force as possible. Take the pea shapes and then roll into long sausages. Theraputty has been a favorite of Occupational Therapists for years. Place thumb and fingers in the hole and stretch fingers outwards against the putty. Theraputty is for children who have fine motor difficulties. Side Pinching: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. The exercises are aimed at increasing the tactile and proprioceptive sensory messages the child receives from their hands. Place doughnut about the base of the fingers. Theraputty can be used in a variety of ways to improve hand strength, while also being highly motivating for children. Carry out exercise with both hands. Raise wrist up to its full extension with as much force as possible. Carry out exercise with both hands. Form the putty into a barrel shape (11a) and place in palm of hand (11b). Its silicone-based material can be used as part of many hand strengthening programs. Carry out exercise with both hands. This should help improve motor control and aid motor memory for learning movements involved in fine motor tasks such as writing. Push the index finger into the putty repeatedly along the entire length of the sausage. Start with fingers together when rolling then begin to spread these out as you continue to roll. After the fingers have pressed into the putty, fold over and repeat. Let’s make a snail! Carry out exercise with both hands. Theraputty improves dexterity and fine motor skills often after hand injury. Then use your thumb to push into the pancake to create the top of a mushroom. Open fingers out as wide as you can. Not only can they be done at the beginning of the session but throughout and at the end to help relax muscles and release tension that may build up over the session. 3. Healing Hands Rehabilitation, Inc http://www.healinghandsrehab.com/ Calabasas Office 23586 Calabasas Rd., #206 Calabasas, CA. Roll the putty forwards and backwards (arms and hands moving only, do not rock body back and forth while rolling). Carry out exercise with both hands. In fact, a homemade version of Theraputty made from a recipe for children's putty allows patients to practice their therapeutic exercises at home. 5. Roll the ball to make the body, like a sausage, make some eyes and decorations using small pegs. Hold the loose ends down and extend the thumb to an open position with as much force as possible. Grip the putty with the fingertips and begin to peel putty from table moving wrist only keeping forearm on table. Carry out exercise with both hands. 25. Alphabet exercise Stretch: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Form the putty into a barrel shape as per picture 1 and place in palm of hand. Strengthening opposing muscles maintains a delicate muscular balance which improves one’s dexterity and coordination. Repeat with all fingers. 33. Have your child knead it, roll into logs or small balls with their finger tips, squash it with open palms and use their fingers to mold it into a larger ball. 4. Grip putty tightly and rotate the wrist in a circular motion, first in one direction, then in the opposite direction, while pressing into the putty with as much force as possible. Place the pancake over the top of closed fingers (6b). Repeat for all fingers. Repeat exercise with each finger seperately after reshaping the putty into a ball. Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Carry out exercise with both hands. Wrap putty over tip of middle finger. Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Hold the ball in one hand and make a cone shape.  With thumb and finger pads of other hand, pinch off small pieces of putty by twisting and pinching at the narrow end of the cone.  Then roll into small pea shapes. Using the tip of thumb and index fingers, start pinching with the fingers held vertically above the putty, and continue to pinch along the entire sausage. After the fingers have pressed into the putty, fold over and repeat. Many schools now require that students entering kindergarten be able to write the print manuscript alphabet, as well as their own names. Carry out exercise with both hands. Hold the putty with both hands in front of your chest (keeping arms out straight). 37. A 4 Week programme has been created to provide specific exercises for your child to carry out each week and also provides a link to a demonstration video. To remove fine bits of putty from the table surface daub with a large blob of theraputty. Fasten ends of small sausage together to form a doughnut. Hide and Seek: Try hiding small objects (beads, marbles, small pegs, pennies) inside the putty and then try pulling and pinching them out. Place the theraputty on a clean smooth surface preferably a table. index, middle, ring and pinkie) have been used. Open fingers out as wide as your can. For children who have poor hand strength, hand exercises might help. The exercises are aimed at increasing the tactile and proprioceptive sensory messages the child receives from their hands. Feb 22, 2017 - a blog by Jeff Atwood on programming and human factors Complete activity 1. Repeat with each finger. Ideally each child should use the same piece of theraputty at each session. Flatten the ball to make a pancake (from a standing position) with one hand on top of the other and arms straight. Most professionals have exercise putty as an option available in their practice, and it is one of the most used items. Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Use theraputty as advised with the activity sheet provided. 14. 28. Writing legibly and without significant muscle fatigue. Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Then take smaller pieces of theraputty and roll into small balls (meatballs) and place on top of the spaghetti. index, middle, ring and pinkie) have been used. 12. Carry out with the thumb and the next finger (until all fingers (e.g. Hold the end of the putty in both hands, twist the putty forward and backwards (like ringing a cloth) with both hands. 20. 31. Carry out exercise with both hands. Smoothing – have the child smooth TheraPutty into a contained surface, such as the top of a butter container or a Puttycise work board. Wrap putty over tip of middle finger (12b-c). Start to slowly open out fingers spreading putty out (6c). Title: Exercise Manual - Thera_sm Author: jgreenfield Created Date: Complete activities 1 and 2. Pick up the pancake from the table and close one set of fingers together (6a). Pancake: Complete activity 1. 36. your own Pins on Pinterest Hold the index finger and thumb together and wrap putty round them to form a doughnut.  Stretch the finger away from the thumb.  The thumb can be stabilised against a table top. 1. Theraputty delivers a simple, effective resistance based training routine which helps to develop a strong, capable grip. 13. Squeeze the putty with the fingers against the palm of the hand in a kneading motion, rolling it over and around in the hand while exerting as much pressure as possible against the resistance of the putty. Handwriting Warm-Up Exercises. Dress up – have the child create clothes for their toys with TheraPutty. Theraputty is an occupational therapy intervention for children who have fine motor difficulties as well as poor postural motor control. Make Your Name: Complete activity 1. Once the putty has been smoothed out there are many activities you can build to, such as stamping, writing in the putty using a pencil or wooden skewer, or using beads to create pictures and words. Carry out exercise with both hands. The thumb can be stabilised against a table top. Fasten ends together to form a doughnut. Start with fingers together when rolling then begin to spread these out as you continue to roll. 1. ... One can practice these exercises to help improve fine motor coordination and the ability to manipulate a pen for writing. Doughnut Stretch: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. index, middle, ring and pinkie) have been pushed into the sausage of putty. Complete activities 1 and 2 using a smaller amount of putty than normal. Discover (and save!) Complete activities 1, 2 and 3 using a smaller amount of putty than normal. Rest your forearm on a table (palm down over pancake shape). Finger Spread: Complete activities 1 and 2. Carry out exercise with both hands. Lay the spaghetti out on a table / plate in a round shape. Mini Finger Stretch: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3 and make a small sausage. Place the pancake over the top of closed fingers. 29. The fingers not being used for pinching can either be pointed out, or tucked into the palm. Wrist Rotation: Hold the putty in one hand. One hand moving forwards whilst other hand moving backwards. Press putty against index finger with the thumb. Roll out a new sausage and repeat instructions above with the tip of the thumb and the next finger (until all fingers (e.g. cutlery) properly and effectively. Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Hold the index finger and thumb together and wrap putty round them to form a doughnut. Use the long sausages to create your name. These finger exercises for kids are designed to increase the dexterity and skill of the tripod fingers, with the hope of ultimately improving your child's pencil control and handwriting. There are many uses of theraputty including building hand and finger strength which helps kids develop their handwriting grip or grip for dressing skills e.g. 23. Gather all the putty into the palm of your hand. Ideally each child should use the same piece of theraputty at each session. Press thumb into the putty with as much force as possible until the thumb has pressed through to the palm. Theraputtyis mor… Theraputty is also often used in schools and therapy clinics to strengthen hand grasp. Carry out exercise with both hands. Flatten the ball to make a pancake (from a standing position) with one hand on top of the other and arms straight. Roll the putty forwards and backwards (arms and hands moving only, do not rock body back and forth while rolling). Complete activities 1 and 2. 4. 11. Form the putty into a barrel shape (8a). Fasten ends of small sausage together to form a doughnut. Grip putty tightly and rotate the wrist in a circular motion, first in one direction, then in the opposite direction, while pressing into the putty with as much force as possible. Carry out exercise with both hands. 26. 21. Feb 21, 2017 - This Pin was discovered by Doris Colwell. You can also buy a hand exercisers, which you can use them like this: Here are some other hand excersers you can do (click the image and then print, is you want). Let’s make a caterpillar! Fasten ends together to form a doughnut. Wrap around the top of two fingers together then spread fingers apart. Fried Eggs: Use two separate pieces of theraputty. Rest your forearm on a table (palm down over pancake shape). Place doughnut around the four fingers at the middle joint. index, middle, ring and pinkie) have been pushed into the sausage of putty. Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Exercise therapy putty, also known as theraputty, is used for physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Wrap around the top of two fingers together then spread fingers apart. Carry out exercise with both hands. Carry out exercise with both hands. Form the putty into a barrel shape. Place arm on table with the palm facing up. 2. Roll the putty into a long snake and make spikes—start by pinching using the index finger and thumb then try thumb with different fingers. Make some eyes for the spider by pushing the pegs in with your fingers. The following section aims to empower and enable children, young people and their families to live their lives as independently and easily as possible by supporting them to develop life skills. With thumb and finger pads of other hand, pinch off small pieces of putty by twisting and pinching at the narrow end of the cone. Take the pea shapes and then roll into long sausages. hold the putty with both hands and roll into a ball. Reform and repeat. index, middle, ring and pinkie) have pinched the sausage of putty). Carry out exercise with both hands. Fine Motor Exercises to Improve Skills for Handwriting. Click here to access the Hand Warm Up Exercises. Theraputty is available in a range of strengths or resistances. Knead and squeeze the dough to make a clay consistency. Jun 27, 2016 - Explore Kitty k's board "theraputty exercises", followed by 101 people on Pinterest. Dig fingers into the putty until they press through the palm of the hand and form a fully clenched fist (11c). Carry out exercise with both hands. 1. Then roll into small pea shapes. Complete activities 1, 2 and 3 using a smaller amount of putty than normal. Carry this exercise out twice with both hands. Squeeze: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. The degree of resistance is controlled by the thickness of the putty held over the fingertip. Grip the putty with the fingertips and begin to peel putty from table moving wrist only keeping forearm on table. Thera-Putty Exercises ® 2. Hold end of putty in each hand and bend putty so that both palms are facing inwards and make the putty into a rainbow shape. Start pinching with thumb and the side of each finger.  Repeat with all fingers.  The fingers not being used for pinching can either be pointed out, or tucked into the palm.  If a child struggles to isolate their ‘pinching finger’ they may need adult support to hold the other fingers out the way. Fasten ends together to form a doughnut. Rolling a ball: Start to mould the putty between both hands into a ball shape. Carry out exercise with both hands. Theraputty exercises are commonly prescribed by physical and occupational therapists as part of a strengthening program. Push your thumb tip into Push them in with your fingers. Sausage: Complete activities 1 and 2. 3. Wash hands before and after using theraputty to keep it clean and avoid cross contamination and/or infection. Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Fingers Only: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Release the fingers, roll the putty over to reshape and repeat. Place the putty on a table/smooth surface and roll the putty into a large ball using both hands together. Twist: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Click here to access the Hand Warm Up Exercises. Wash hands before and after using theraputty to keep it clean and avoid cross contamination and/or infection. Grab the putty with the other hand then extend finger to a fully opened position with as much force as possible (12d-e). Pull it apart until it is thin. ... Handwriting Without Tears Online Training Workshop 7. Carry out exercise with both hands. Spread fingers apart, sideways against the putty. Carry out exercise with both hands. Many professionals recommend using exercise putty. Rehabilitation exercises with NCM TheraPutty™ should be supervised by your therapist or doctor. 2. TheraPutty exercises Exercises for strengthening the muscles of the fingers, hand and forearm TheraPutty can be formed into the various illustrated shapes, providing a balanced exercise program. Bend middle finger in towards the palm of the hand. Carry out exercise with both hands. See video below for some examples of putty exercises. 5. Even though it is often used in hospitals, clinics and as a tool in research there seem to be few specific studies on theraputty as a stand alone tool, especially in special needs. Perform theraputty exercises. The exercises only take a couple of minutes to do. Squeeze the putty with all four fingers. Fingers Scissors: Complete activities 1 and 2 using a smaller amount of putty than normal. Bending only at the large knuckles, press putty down against the thumb. Wrap putty over the tip of thumb while it is bent toward palm of hand. May 2, 2016 - theraputty exercises along with lots of other cheat sheets. Cookies: Use a rolling pin to flatten it out then use cookie cutters to make shapes. Control the degree of resistance by the thickness of the putty held over the thumb tip. Mini Doughnut Stretch: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Stretch the finger away from the thumb. Carry out exercise with both hands. Carry out exercise with both hands. Let’s make a Spider! Discover (and save!) 24. Try these at home or in the classroom. One hand moving forwards whilst other hand moving backwards. Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Thumb Extension: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3 using a smaller amount of putty than normal. Theraputty is a silicone putty used by occupational therapists to strengthen finger, hand and forearm muscles in patients. Carry out exercise with both hands. Pull up on the cone, bringing the thumb and fingers together (5c). The following are some examples of important functional tasks that the children may have difficulties with: Theraputty is a strong, non-toxic, latex free putty-like material that leaves no residue and won’t fragment, separate stain or stick to skin.  There are 6 different colours, each having a different degree of resistance when handled.  The putty can be stretched, pinched, kneaded, squeezed and separated. Use theraputty as advised with the activity sheet provided. Curl the finger tips into the putty without moving the big knuckles (8c). Start writing whole sentences in the air for 5 to 10 minutes a day. Click here to download a 4 Week Theraputty Programme for school. Fasten ends together to form a doughnut. Using a plastic fork, make swirly designs on his back to make him look hairy! Full Grip: Gather all the putty into the palm of your hand. Play-doh is a great tool. Chair Sit-Ups: While sitting in a chair, place kids hands on either side of hips, have them push down and raise their bodies off the chair. Theraputty is a strong, non-toxic, latex free putty-like material that leaves no residue and won’t fragment, separate stain or stick to skin. Click here to download all the theraputty exercises. Place doughnut about the base of the fingers.  Keep fingers straight and stretch thumb sideways and spread fingers apart. Complete Activities 1, 2 and 3. If you do not have or want to use Theraputty, why not make your own playdough by following the recipe below. Pinch putty with thumb and each finger in turn. Form the putty into a barrel shape and place in palm of hand. 32. Place the stalks into the top of the mushrooms. Start to roll the edge of the pancake together into a sausage using both hands. It is always best to begin with handwriting warm-up exercises prior to beginning the handwriting activities. Carry out exercise with both hands. Like what you read? There are 6 different colours, each having a … Press fingers and thumb into putty and slowly pull fingers together towards the centre. Hand exercises Try to do some of these every day It is common for individuals who have suffered a stroke to exhibit impaired hand function or numbness. Start to roll the edge of the pancake together into a sausage using both hands. Place the small ball shaped putty between index and middle fingers and squeeze until fingers meet. Try hiding small objects (beads, marbles, small pegs, pennies) inside the putty and then try pulling and pinching them out. Mushrooms: Make small pieces of theraputty, roll into balls and use your thumb to flatten the balls into pancakes. 9. Holding and using utensils (i.e. Push the index finger into the putty repeatedly along the entire length of the sausage.  Roll out a new sausage and repeat instructions until all fingers (e.g. Carry out exercise with both hands. Wrap putty over the tip of thumb while it is bent toward palm of hand. Grab the putty with the other hand then extend finger to a fully opened position with as much force as possible. with the thumb and finger pads of your preferred hand, pinch off small pieces of putty by twisting and pinching the end of the ball. It is very similar in look and consistency to the children's putty. Repeat this task for the smaller piece of putty and place on to larger piece to create a fried egg. If you have any further questions or concerns, please speak to your therapist. Hold the loose ends down and extend the thumb to an open position with as much force as possible. Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources pinterest.com/sostherapy/. Firmly secure the pancake to the table by pressing the edges down, then place fingers and thumb lightly around the edge of the pancake.  Press fingers and thumb into putty and slowly pull fingers together towards the centre.  Carry out exercise with both hands. Carrying out the following hand exercises prior to fine motor or drawing tasks helps the child’s hands prepare for activity. Simply shaping and forming the non-flammable, non-toxic putty actively engages the hands in a safe, easy exercise that delivers encouraging results. Form the putty into a barrel shape as per picture 1 and place in palm of hand. Theraputty Advice. 16. Press thumb into the putty with as much force as possible until the thumb has pressed through to the palm. Click on the sections below for quick access to each area or scroll down the page to see all the content. Theraputty is a silicone material that can be used for a variety of hand exercises. To practice this correctly, you should move your entire arm, and not only the wrist, up to the shoulder height. Use cookie cutters too! Using the tip of thumb and index fingers, start pinching with the fingers held vertically above the putty, and continue to pinch along the entire sausage. Place the small ball shaped putty between index and middle fingers and squeeze until fingers meet.  Repeat with all fingers. Start to mould the putty between both hands into a ball shape. Let’s make a crocodile! Place the putty on a table/smooth surface and roll the putty into a large ball using both hands together. Spaghetti: Take a large amount of theraputty and pull it apart using two hands to create long, stringy pieces of spaghetti. All Finger Stretch: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. index, middle, ring and pinkie) have pinched the sausage of putty). Interactive Child Development Questionnaires, Listening, Understanding, Talking and Interacting, Contact Info for Child Development Centres in GG&C, Contact Info for Occupational Therapy in GG&C, Specialist Children's Services in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Developmental Impairment/Learning Disability Pathway. 7 Helpful Hand Exercises for Parkinson's (to Improve Handwriting, Flexibility, and Dexterity) - Duration: 8:57. Free Printable English Handwriting Practice Worksheets in Print Manuscript and Cursive Script Fonts Even in this digital age, the art of handwriting has not lost its importance in education. Shoulders should be immediately above hands and the child should not be leaning too far forward i.e. ... handwriting skills and independence in daily tasks. Finger Press: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. This material is available in color-coded, graded levels of resistance. Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Carry out exercise with both hands. Carry out with the thumb and the next finger (until all fingers (e.g. Complete activities 1 and 2. 17. If a child struggles to isolate their ‘pinching finger’ they may need adult support to hold the other fingers out the way. Once the putty is smooth, have the child work the putty into any of the above exercises, then smooth the putty out again. Reform and repeat. Roll out a new sausage and repeat instructions above with the tip of the thumb and the next finger (until all fingers (e.g. Control the degree of resistance by the thickness of the putty held over the thumb tip. The Paralyzed Hand. Repeat for all fingers. Tense muscles can make handwriting difficult and make a child tire more quickly in the writing activity being tried. By doing this the child will have an increased sensory awareness of what their hand muscles and joints are doing.  This should help improve motor control and aid motor memory for learning movements involved in fine motor tasks such as writing. Hold end of putty in each hand and bend putty so that both palms are facing inwards and make the putty into a rainbow shape. You may need to add more water. Form the putty into a barrel shape and place in palm of your hand.  Bend fingers around it making a fist and squeeze. Keeping knuckles straight, bend tips of fingers to squeeze putty. 22. Strengthening opposing muscles maintains a delicate muscular balance which improves one’s dexterity and coordination. Carry this exercise out twice with both hands. Carry out exercise with both hands. Put a roll of putty at the base of the fingers (8b). Carry out exercise with both hands. Please note that you need to use the theraputty on a clean smooth surface, preferably a table.  When the theraputty is excessively stretched it can break down into fine strands, therefore care should be taken with these as they ‘stick’ to carpets and clothing. Research has shown that hand mobility improves the most in the first 6 months after a stroke but improvement can continue indefinitely with work. Hold the end of the putty in both hands, twist the putty forward and backwards (like ringing a cloth) with both hands. 34. Pinching: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Roll the larger of the two pieces between two hands to create a ball shape and then flatten on to the table. 10. Fasten ends together to form a doughnut. Mass grasp Form a ball with the putty. See more ideas about Theraputty exercises, Occupational therapy, Hand therapy. Release the fingers, roll the putty over to reshape and repeat. Place doughnut around the four fingers at the middle joint.  Spread fingers apart, sideways against the putty. Fasten ends together to form a doughnut.  Place thumb and fingers in the hole and stretch fingers outwards against the putty. 27. Invigorate Physical Therapy and Wellness 1,693,232 views 8:57 Rainbow: Complete Activities 1, 2 and 3. 19. You could now make a spider and make eight legs by pinching bit of putty with your fingers, pull gently out and stick on the body to make the legs. Complete activity 1. Take small pieces of theraputty and roll out into stalks for the mushroom. Carry out exercise with both hands. closing or opening buttons. arms should be at 90o to hands. TheraPutty® provides significant benefits after hand and finger surgery. Squeeze the putty with the fingers against the palm of the hand in a kneading motion, rolling it over and around in the hand while exerting as much pressure as possible against the resistance of the putty. These activities involve fine motor skill and dexterity and also develop the pincer grasp. Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Carry out exercise with both hands. Start to slowly open out fingers spreading the putty out. Feb 5, 2017 - This Pin was discovered by Wanda Wilson. Start pinching with thumb and the side of each finger. Volcano: Complete activities 1 and 2. Handwriting is a complex process that involves multiple systems in the body to coordinate: visual-motor, fine-motor dexterity, kinesthetic awareness, shoulder stability, postural stability for sitting and hand strength. Follow these tips for the best posture when carrying out table top activities: Carrying out the following hand exercises prior to fine motor or drawing tasks helps the child’s hands prepare for activity. your own Pins on Pinterest When the theraputty is excessively stretched it can break down into fine strands; care should be taken with these as they ‘stick’ to carpets and clothing. Repeat with each finger. By doing this the child will have an increased sensory awareness of what their hand muscles and joints are doing. 045 520900 Info@sensationalkids.ie. The degree of resistance is controlled by the thickness of the putty held over the fingertip. Hold the putty in one hand. The different strengths are colour coded as follows: There are a number of suppliers online who can provide the various colours in different quantities ranging from individual sized tubs up to pots containing enough for an entire class. 30. Use the long sausages to create your name. These are a variety of exercises I compiled from many different sources.. Materials:play dough, modeling clay, or exercise putty ½" rubber bands ¾" marbles, wooden beads, or bouncy balls cookie sheet or other unbreakable tray zip lock sandwich bags chisel pencil erasers misc. Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Ways to Use Theraputty to Develop Hand Strength: Hide marbles or buttons in the putty, and have your child go on a treasure hunt to find the items. Finger Stretch: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3. Place fingers and thumb over the top of the cone and lightly hold the putty (5b). Finger Extensions: Complete activities 1, 2 and 3 using a smaller amount of putty than normal. The theraputty programme is for children who have fine motor difficulties and have poor postural motor control. Thumb flexion Grasp the putty. Complete activities 1 and 2 then shape the putty into a cone and stick the base to the table.  Place fingers and thumb over the top of the cone and lightly hold the putty.  Pull up on the cone, bringing the thumb and fingers together. Theraputty is for children who have fine motor difficulties. Wrist Extension: Complete Activities 1 and 2. Playing games that require precise hand and finger control. This captures how your child develops gross and fine movements, speech, thinking and problem solving skills from the point of birth to the threshold of independence. Place arm on table with the palm facing up.  Put a roll of putty at the base of the fingers.  Curl the finger tips into the putty without moving the big knuckles. Complete Activities 1 and 2. 18. And here are some things you do do with clay or "thera-putty"; Carry out exercise with both hands. You can even make your own: 1/4 cup salt 1 cup flour 1/4 cup water Have your child mix the flour and salt in a bowl then add water. Theraputty Exercises Handout For Kids.pdf your name. The theraputty programme is for children who have fine motor difficulties and have poor postural motor control. You print out these worksheets to practice your handwriting: practice cursive or practice printing. After surgery, hand therapists will recommend activities such as the three-point and lateral pinch exercises. 8. Shoulders should be immediately above hands and the child should not be leaning too far forward i.e. Pick up the pancake from the table and close one set of fingers together. This captures how your child develops gross and fine movements, speech, thinking and problem solving skills from the point of birth to the threshold of independence. The following section aims to empower and enable children, young people and their families to live their lives as independently and easily as possible by supporting them to develop life skills. 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