Welcome to a spot to share ideas for working with students in exceptional education in public schools.
Please describe activities you've successfully used with students to improve fine motor and self-help skills.
Creative classroom adaptations for sensory-based and ergonomic needs are sought. Technology applications, low and high tech, are appreciated.
Above all--be positive and professional in sharing your experiences and ideas. Thanks.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Practicing with 3-D Letters
Yesterday morning a little Kindergarten girl and I practiced making letters the 2-D and 3-D way. I vote for 3-D.
I would have used 4 long strips to make each "M" but there weren't enough to go 'round.
Also didn't have any circle/half circle shapes handy so we used my articulated ruler, which she adored. You can guess the letter she made, right?
This sweetie usually crushes her thumb against the pencil in a tight, lateral pinch. This hand position is very difficult for her to maintain, especially keeping that nice "O" in the thumb-web space. But, it is important for the fine movements needed during writing.