Since he was a very small baby, Speed has shown some pretty strong signs of sensory sensitivity. He has never liked getting dirty (like will tantrum) and he has always been intrigued (or upset) by certain textures. He doesn’t like anything touching the tops of his feet or the top of his head, and it’s just really who he is.
Along with that comes some issues with fine motor movements, coupled with hyper-flexible joints he can have a hard time doing some tasks that may seem quite simple. We modify the buttons and zippers on his clothing to help him become a bit more independent in that regard, but we are also constantly working on increasing the strength in his fingers, hands and wrists.
I have done a lot of reading and with the support of his great teachers from school, there have been a lot of successful activity suggestions that helps him strengthen this skill. He doesn’t know he’s ‘working’ because he has fun playing these activities, but working it’s doing.
Click through for my top suggestions of toys and activities to help your child strengthen their fine motor movements:
For more info on sensory processing disorder and info on helping your child increase their fine motor movements, visit Sensory-Processing-Disorder.com
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