FINE & GROSS MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

Delayed Play

What is Delayed Play? Playing is an important part of everyday life for every child. Children learn and hone many skills via play and it is crucial to their development. Their are a number of significant play milestones which may involve your child playing alone, alongside or with others, using their imagination, copying or creativity…

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Disability Provisions for Examinations (Special Provisions)

What is Disability Provisions for Examinations? Board of Studies Disability Provisions (formally known as Special Provisions) are for students completing the Higher School Certificate (HSC). Applications can be made if a student has physical, sensory, neurological, intellectual or psychiatric conditions that prevent them from reading examination questions and or communicating their responses. What Therapies for…

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Hypotonia and gross motor skills

What is it ? Hypotonia means low muscle tone. Therefore, hypotonia is really a symptom rather than a specific diagnosis.  It can be caused by a variety of conditions. Its severity can vary significantly, from mild to severe hypotonia depending on the cause. The majority of children with hypotonia do not have an underlying problem.…

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Development Coordination Disorder (Clumsy Kids)

What is Development Coordination Disorder? Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a motor skills disorder that affects five to six percent of all school-aged children. DCD occurs when a delay in the development of motor skills, or difficulty coordinating movements, results in a child being unable to perform common, everyday tasks. By definition, children with DCD…

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Developmental Delay

What is Developmental Delay? Developmental delay (DD) is a term used when a child is developing skills more slowly than other children in the same age group in the areas of speech and language, motor skills, self help, play and problem solving. When more than one area of development is affected, the term Global Development…

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Fine Motor Difficulties

What are Fine Motor Difficulties? Fine motor skills relates predominantly to our eye-hand coordination. The muscles that are used in our hands, wrists and fingers to provide fluent and precise movements during meaningful tasks. Fine motor skills can also be referred to as manual dexterity. Fine motor skills are required for tasks such as eating,…

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