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Fine Motor Skills involve the use of precise and coordinated movements of the fingers to perform hand use tasks.
Bilateral Coordination involves the ability to use both sides of the body at the same time.
Visual Peception is the vision skills needed to understand, evaluate, and interpret what is seen.
Visual Motor Integration is the coordination of hand movements based upon the perception of visual information.
Sensory Processing refers to the way a person’s nervous system receives sensory messages and turns them into adaptive or functional responses.
Handwriting is a complex process of recording language by hand, often by using paper and a pen or pencil.
Executive Function is a term used to describe the many tasks one's brain performs that are necessary to think, act, and solve problems.
Self Care and Life Skills include the various ADLs and IADLs that a child performs.
Gross Motor Skills involve the use of large muscles groups for the performance of functions such as walking, running, jumping, riding a bike and playing sports.
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