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Fine Motor & Upper Extremity Skill Building

Occupational Therapists specialize in the development and rehabilitation of arm and hand skills such as those needed for reaching, grasping, using and releasing toys, tools, and utensils. Children who struggle with upper extremity range of motion, tone, strength, dexterity and/or coordination often have difficulty performing functional activities such as using utensils well, completing buttons and other fasteners, or taking notes in school. 

If you, your child's teacher, or other medical professionals are concerned about your child's fine motor development (hand/digit skills), please don't hesitate to reach out to Tumbleweeds Pediatric Therapy to address upper extremity and fine motor concerns including but not limited to:

  • Bilateral hand use 

  • Appropriate/functional grasp of utensils, tools, writing implements

  • In-hand manipulation and dexterity

  • Hand-eye coordination (visual motor skills)

  • Object reach/grasp/carry/release

  • Spasticity/hypertonicity management

  • Low tone/poor strength

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