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How to Help a Clumsy Child Strategies for Young Children with Developmental Motor Concerns

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ISBN-10: 1843107546

ISBN-13: 9781843107545

Edition: 2003

Authors: Lisa A. Kurtz

List price: $21.95
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Mealtimes, getting dressed and learning to write can all be difficult for a child with coordination difficulties. This practical resource offers advice on how to recognize normal and abnormal motor development and how to use specific teaching strategies to help a clumsy child.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Understanding the Clumsy Child
The Development of Motor Skills
Normal motor development
Causes of delayed motor development and clumsiness
Finding Professional Help for the Clumsy Child
General Principles for Intervention
Developmental readiness
Sensory aspects of motor learning
The importance of motivation and practice
When to teach compensation
Managing problem behaviors
Specialized therapy approaches
Sensory integration therapy
Neurodevelopmental therapy
Teaching Strategies and Activities for Home and School
Promoting Basic Motor Skills
Body awareness
Motor planning
Bilateral motor integration
Balance skills
Fine motor coordination
Teaching Independence in Daily Living Skills
Suggested strategies for dressing skills
Suggested strategies for mealtimes
Suggested strategies for personal hygiene
Addressing Problems with Classroom Skills
Seating and positioning
Learning to write
Holding the pencil correctly
Letter formation
Line placement and spacing
Special considerations for left-handed students
Accommodations for older students with handwriting problems
Scissor skills
Difficulty opening and closing the scissors
Poor arm position
Difficulty guiding the paper to stay on the line
Organizational skills
The Social Impact of Clumsiness: Fostering a Positive Self-Image
Recommended Reading
Helpful Agencies and Organizations
Suppliers of Toys and Educational Materials
Subject Index
Name Index
Milestones of typical development
Professionals involved in evaluation of children with developmental motor concerns
Description of tests commonly used to evaluate children with coordination difficulties
Descriptions of test scores
Qualities of a good therapy program
Typical sensory responses
Signs of possible sensory integrative disorder
Signs that may suggest hypotonia
Examples of alternative therapy approaches
Characteristics of dysfunctional handwriting
Handwriting assessment tools
Suggested handwriting programs
Prerequisites for learning to use scissors
Developmental expectations for scissoring
Suggested activities for developing visual perception
Behavioral indications of poor social coping skills
Location of the vestibular system
Typical posture of a child with low muscle tone
Typical pencil grasp for a child with low muscle tone
Proper height of desk and chair
Dynamic tripod grasp
Lateral tripod grasp
Modified tripod grasp
Writing at a vertical surface
Use of masking tape to mark the correct slant for left-and right-handed writers
Correct scissors grasp
Pronated scissors grasp