Helping Student Improve Motor Skills

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<ul><li> 1. Helping students improve gross and fine motor skills<br />First Nation Student Success Program<br />Bimose Tribal Council<br /></li></ul> <p> 2. Whats ahead?<br />Description of gross motor skills<br />Gross motor activities<br />Strategies<br />5 Minute movement breaks<br />Fine motor skills<br />Trouble with pencil skills<br />What to do now?<br /> 3. What do motor skill dysfunction look like?<br />Poor sense of body position<br />Weak kinaesthetic sense<br />Inaccuracy of visual-spatial processing<br />Ineffective verbal-motor integration<br />Poor motor planning<br /> 4. What do motor skill dysfunction look like?(contd)<br />6. Poor coordination of muscle groups<br />7.Motor memory weakness <br />Tone control weakness<br />Poor monitoring<br /> 5. Famous people with difficulties with motor skills<br /> 6. What can we do?<br />acknowledge effort <br />help the child build self-rewards <br />focus on development <br />build the motor skills <br />use their strengths to enrich their development <br /> 7. What do gross motor activities involve?<br />Mobility<br />Flexibility<br />Balance<br />Coordination<br />Endurance<br />Core strength<br /> 8. Reminder!<br />Be safe!<br />Open play space<br />Peers to interact with<br />Adult supervision<br />Children acquire motor skills at their own pace. <br /> 9. What do I want to do?<br />Shoot a basket<br />Strategy:Break instructions up into steps<br />Have a plan about the actions.<br />Plan: stand, look, throw ball<br />Try it out!<br />Do: stand, look, throw ball<br />Did the plan work?<br />Check: did the ball go into the hoop?<br /> 10. Strategies<br />Participation over performance<br />Outline boundaries<br />Rules of the game<br />Team Selection<br />Discussion Time<br /> 11. In-class 5 Minute Movement Breaks<br />Silly Walks or Animal walks<br />Action Songs<br />Stretches at the desk<br />Following a line<br />Simon says<br /> 12. Small Motors Skills<br />small muscle movements: those that occur in the finger, in coordination with the eyes.<br />ACTIVITY <br />Write your name<br /> 13. Characteristics of students struggling with small motor skills<br />Printing and writing legibly.<br />Daily living<br />Fatigue<br />Disinterested <br /> 14. Pencil trouble:<br />Shaky or uneven lines<br />Scissor skills<br />Pencil Grip<br />Letter orientation<br />Motor Skills<br /> 15. Give opportunities for performing fine motor tasks <br />Pencil grips<br />Cats cradle<br />Playdoe<br />Paper, Rock, scissors<br />Finger sign language: Alphabet<br /> 16. Referring Children to Occupational Therapy<br />Kenora Association for Community Living<br />Nuala Reid<br />467-5225 <br />Gross Motor functions<br />Adaptation<br />Self-Care<br />Hand-dominence<br />Perceptual skills<br /> 17. The End<br /> 18. Resources<br /><br /><br /></p>