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Ask Susan: My Son’s Gross and Fine Motor Skills Are Poorly Developed

My son is in 2nd grade. According to his teacher his reading and spelling ability is on par but he struggles with writing. His teacher says his gross and fine motor skills are poorly developed and this is affecting his speed, even in math class.


Gross Motor Skills and Handwriting (Activities Included)

Many parents think that having good gross motor skills can enable a child to excel at sports. This is only part of the benefit! Developing your child's gross motor skills can do so much more than that – they can influence a child’s ability to write well and even to concentrate in the classroom.


Motor Milestones from Birth to Age Twelve

There are two forms of motor development within the motor milestones: gross motor development and fine motor development. These two areas of motor development allow an infant to progress from being helpless and completely dependent to being an independently mobile child.