"...the Manual and Activities provide a comprehensive essential resource for therapists in all settings..." Jane Case-Smith, Ed.D., OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA
This great resource from Therapro consists of a Manual and an Activities book.
The Manual consists of:
Easy-to-Follow Guide to Hand Function
In-Service Training Program
Quick Screening Tool
Pencil Grasp Development Chart
Activity Record Form.
The Activities book is comprised of 65 fine motor activities presented in an easy-to-view easel back book and organized by:
Hand Skills Purpose of the Activity (e.g. pincer grasp, finger isolation)
Degree of Difficulty - Easy, Medium, Difficult
Using the Screening from the Fine Motor Olympics Manual, the occupational therapist identifies the hand skill that the student needs to improve and then selects appropriate activities from the Fine Motor Olympics Activities book. The student's progress is then documented using the Record Form in the Fine Motor Olympics Manual.
Occupational therapists also use the Fine Motor Olympics Manual to provide inclusive and consultative services by training the teachers, staff, and volunteers to provide fine motor support within the classroom.
Together the Fine Motor Olympics Activities and Manual offer occupational therapists a structured program for students with poor fine motor skills and handwriting problems.