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Fine Motor Skills Exercises You Can Do at Home with Your Child

Nava Silton

Many children on the autism spectrum have trouble with fine motor skills and thus require occupational therapy. The issue is that not only is occupational therapy costly, but it also can take time to get an appointment, with many parents having to put their kids on wait lists. Additionally, it often takes time to get insurance companies to cover the sessions. Due to this parents often find themselves finding long gaps between their child’s OT sessions. To fill these gaps one mom created “mommy therapy,” a set of activities that parents can do at home with their kids to practice fine motor skills. In this article on The Mighty.com, mom Tulika Prasad shared some activities that she has done with her son which are not only fun, but work. See the full list here