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    Pals Day Care Observation

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    raking grasp. The third baby appears to be the oldest. He is very stable while sitting, observes other things by looking around, and holds the clothespin with a pincer grasp. The teacher is working with all three babies to help improve their fine motor skills by having them drop a clothespin into a bottle.…

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    If sitting wasn 't hard enough for a pre-schooler, imagine developing fine motor skills with someone who doesn 't even speak your first language. "Juan" was bright, but needed an array of supports to get his speech, fine motor skills, and patience to grade level. As the speech-language pathologist murmured to Joe (the occupational therapist) that Juan had bit her last week, Juan had snuck over to the faucet to pour a cup of water. When I nudged Joe to Juan 's attention, Joe snatched a handful…

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    on tasks and difficulty completing tasks before wanting to move on to another task. Emma is able to be redirected with verbal reminders of the “rules” but needs that reminder repeated between steps of an activity. Emma’s strengths are her visual motor skills. When she is focused she is able to write her first name and majority of her last name and straight line shapes with curved shapes emerging. Emma may benefit from additional support in the classroom. She also may need heavy work breaks…

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    Ap Case Study

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    AP is an active and pleasant 12 months old infant, who is well dressed and appears to be clean. He plays with variety of toys at home. He seems very closely bonded with his mother. He sits in her lap for comfort. His mother is relaxed and have no complaints. Vital Signs: HR 105 regular, RR 30 breath per minute, BP 92/60mmHg. Temperature is 99.4 F. He is 31 inches tall (90.3 percentile). He weighs 22.5 lbs. (72.6 percentile). Head circumference is 43.5 cm (61.8 percentile). BMI is 16.5. No…

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    Augmenting Motor Skill Acquisition In an attempt to describe the augmentation of motor skill acquisition I am going refer to the work of Schmidt and Lee (2014) throughout this assignment and inform my comments around a skill used in basketball; the free throw. A free throw is a skill that is generally unaffected by environmental factors, such as opposition. This results in a stable and highly predictable environment throughout performance. These characteristics of a free throw describe a closed…

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    Smits-Engelsman et al have recommended that task-oriented intervention methods such as NTT and CO-OP be used with confidence for children with DCD who need to improve on their motor performance. Current research has shown that NTT will be recommended for children suffering with DCD as training leads to positive task-specific change on motor skills. CO-OP has also shown some positive effects but further research is said to be required. (Smits-Engelsman et al,…

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    sensation and the resulting motor, behavior, emotion, and attention responses. It is about the early stages of development (Kielhofner, 2009, p. 204). Therefore, the model limits on OT in how to gather the information; which is usually applying different assessment like the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests(SIPT) and how to create intervention as many of the intervention is aimed at changing the sensory integration problem (Kielhofner, 2009, p.225). Last, the motor control model is concerned…

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    Nardia Case Study Essay

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    the Visual Motor Integration and Visual Perception assessment (June 2015) and did not complete the Motor Coordination assessment due to Nardia’s attention and participation decreasing. Nardia listened to instructions and followed them correctly when completing the Beery VMI. When Nardia was asked after, how did she find that, she mentioned that she enjoyed drawing. Nardia’s scores are as follows: VMI raw score = 7, percentile = 0.8% Visual perception raw score = 10, percentiles = 2% Motor…

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    My Middle Childhood

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    a time in my life that I remember the most because it contains a lot of happy memories. This period of time brought many changes in a child’s life like mine. By this time, I was able to dress and tie my shoes by myself, and physically I had more control in my mobility. I was an eager youngster who wanted to do everything on my own and disregarded all consequences. Having independence from family became more important at this time. I enjoyed events such as starting school because it brought me…

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    Pencil Grip Benefits

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    to be “easy to use and comfortable”. The Pencil Grip increases comfort, teaches proper hand positioning, and improves control. Its ergonomic design also provides relief of hand fatigue and pain. Both right handed and left handed individuals can use it. Students place their fingers on either the L or R on the device. Skills Needed to Use Device (Cognitive, Gross Motor and Fine Motor Skills) Students need to be able to place their fingers on their pencil, grip the pencil and be able to write…

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