Tag Archives: Fine Motor Skills

Tested in Therapy: Ergonomic Stylus Review

Let’s face it- tablets, iPads, smart phones… they are pretty much everywhere these days, even in the therapy world. While these gadgets are obviously the new normal, it is very important to remember the importance of good ol’ fashioned fine … Continue reading

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DIY Therapy Putty

The majority of my test pins have a common theme: how to make therapy products that don’t cost a ridiculous amount. In my latest quest I set out to find a recipe for DIY therapy putty. I use this stuff … Continue reading

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Putting Cursive on the Chopping Block

The inclusion of cursive handwriting within a school’s curriculum has been debated for a while now. The lovely people over at PediaStaff forwarded me a recent article from the New York Times debating the need to teach cursive ( Is … Continue reading

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Pinned on Pinterest, Tested in Therapy: Test Pin #13 Gel Bag

To see all Pinterest test pins, click here. This idea caught my eye as another fun, kinesthetic way to work on letter formations. I’m always looking for out-of-the-box ways for kids to work on handwriting skills, other than just sitting … Continue reading

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Pencil Grip 101

{If you aren’t familiar with pencil grasps or the anatomy of the hand, you might want to check out my post, “When to Fix a Pencil Grasp” as an introduction.} Suppose you have a child that can’t hold a pencil correctly… what … Continue reading

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Pinned on Pinterest, Tested in Therapy: Test Pin #12 Water Beads

To see all Pinterest test pins, click here. Water beads: have you tried them? You probably have, seeing as though they are all the rage on Pinterest these days. This was one of those instances when I pinned a hundred … Continue reading

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Pinned on Pinterest, Tested in Therapy: Test Pin #11 Baggie Puzzles

To see all Pinterest test pins, click here. Pinned and tested? Strike that, reverse it. I’ve been elbow deep in toilet wax, slashed my way through pool noodles, and found myself lost amongst the endless aisles of confusion that make … Continue reading

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