In this activity, therapist Daryl is working on skills including following directions, crossing midline, orientation (Right verse Left) balance, coordination, muscle strength, and visual motor skills!
Using music as motivation, here is one of OTAP’s amazing kiddos working on range of motion and strength of his upper body, as well as balance, and coordination.
In this video, OTAP’s client is working on visual motor, fine motor skills all while working on balance & strengthening his abdominals and upper body by reaching overhead while seated on the therapy ball. Working on shoulder strength and stabilization is necessary for fine motor tasks. In order to have efficient fine motor skills, shoulder and upper body stabilization is key.