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Central Coast OT

What is All the Talk About Fine Motor Skills ?

You will often hear occupational therapists talk about developing fine motor skills and perhaps this is for handwriting. However, it is much more than holding your pencil properly or writing neatly. Fine motor skills are essential for so many everyday tasks from dressing and teeth brushing to making your Barbie do the splits and getting the last Fruit Loop out of the bowl. Fine motor essentially refers to anything we do with our hands.