Development of Fine Motor Skills in Preschool Children

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What are 'fine motor skills'?

Fine motor skills are those that relate to the control of movement such as the fingers e.g. writing, using scissors

Contents

In each of the pages below are found details of expected child development, possible areas for concern that may indicate that the child is not developing their fine motor skills appropriately and possible remediation programmes suitable for parents and other adults interacting with preschool children.

Development of Fine Motor Skills

Mentis-XL offer a unique child development programme aimed at children whose development is in the 3 - 5 year range. This includes older children who for one reason or another have delayed development in one or more milestones. The programme is suitable both for use in the home by parents and in educational establishments .

Dyspraxia

Children exhibiting delays in fine motor skills may be suffering from Developmental Dyspraxia. For more information see the Dyspraxia Foundation Website. A book by Dr Madeleine Portwood is available on Amazon or other specialist booksellers. This details the condition - diagnosis and possible programmes to address the symptoms.