Fine motor skills development targets tasks that require small muscle movements. Fine motor skills are a critical component of many daily activities, so it is important for children to develop a strong foundation for these skills at an early age.
Using evidence-based methods, the team of pediatric specialists at Chicago Occupational Therapy works with children to promote the development of fine motor skills.
Some fine motor skills that may be addressed in occupational therapy include:
- Holding utensils
- Complex clothing tasks (e.g. buttoning, zipping, or snapping)