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Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills involve the use of precise and coordinated movements of the fingers to perform hand use tasks. Fine motor skills are necessary for completing daily tasks such as dressing (using buttons/zippers), feeding (using mealtime utensils), being a student (using a pencil, keyboard, or scissors), and leisure/play activities (drawing, playing many musical instruments). 

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Occupational Therapy resources for developing in-hand manipulation skills.

In-Hand Manipulation

In-Hand Manipulation is the ability to adjust and position objects around in your hand, without assistance from the other hand. There are 5 basic components to in-hand manipulation that the resources will address : (1) finger-to- palm translation, (2) palm-to-finger translation, (3) shift, (4) simple rotation, and (5) complex rotation. Often a child that lacks in-hand manipulation will awkwardly manipulate objects within their hand/fingers and will use two hands during a unilateral task. 

In-Hand Manipulation Skills Impact:

Dexterity Card Circular - Circus

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each item called that is found at the circus.

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Dexterity Card Circular - School Supplies

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each school supply item that is called.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Transportation

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.08.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each transportation vehicle that is called.

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Dexterity Card Circular - 2D Shapes

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each 2-dimensional that is called. Shapes include: Star, Triangle, Square, Diamond (Rhombus), and Circle.

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Dexterity Card Circular - 3D Shapes

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each 3-dimensional shape that is called. Shapes include: Sphere, Cylinder, Cone, and Cube.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Alphabet

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 05.25.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each letter that is called. File includes both upper case and lower case letters.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Clothing

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each clothing item that is called.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Coins

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Fun way to encourage in-hand manipulation and money skills! The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each American coin that is called. Color and Black and white versions included!

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Dexterity Card Circular - Dinosaurs

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each dinosaur that is called.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Farm

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each item called that is found on a farm.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Numbers

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each number that is called.

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Dexterity Card Circular - Space Wars

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.15.2014

The student must move using only their fingers to rotate the card to each space wars character that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - Animals

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Students must hold the card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each animal that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - Bugs

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 04.07.2016

Students must hold the card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each bug that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - Circus

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Students must hold the card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to circus item that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - Farm

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.01.2014

Students must hold the card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each farm item that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - School Supplies

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.06.2014

Students must hold the card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each school supply item that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - 2D Shapes

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Students must hold the linear 2-D Shape card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each shape called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - Clothing

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Students must hold the linear clothing card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each clothing item that is called.

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Dexterity Card Linear - Transportation

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Students must hold the card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each transportation vehicle that is called.

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Dexterity Cards Linear - Numbers

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 06.12.2014

Students must hold the linear number card in fingertips and move only their fingers up and down to shift the card to each number that is called.

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Pencil Twirls

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 08.03.2014

Pencil Twirls are a fun and exciting finger warm up activity that everyone will love!!! Use these pencil twirls in preparation for handwriting and other fine motor tasks. This PDF resource includes 6 high quality pages with different skin tones.

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Pencil Walks

In-Hand Manipulation Posted: 08.03.2014

Pencil Walks are a fun and exciting finger warm up activity that everyone will love!!! Use these pencil walks in preparation for handwriting and other fine motor tasks. This PDF resource includes 6 high quality pages with different skin tones.

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