Writing skills were believed to be one among the most essential life skills for students, and following the pandemic, typing has become equally important as well!
In this blog, we will address the use of clay/ theraputty to help improve hand functions for both writing and typing. During Clay Play, children apply resistance and use various finger movements that can refine fine motor skills by strengthening intrinsic muscles; thereby, increasing endurance for prolonged writing, typing, and colouring.
In occupational therapy practice, we use clay as a multipurpose tool to advance fine motor skills and sensory play. We have listed EIGHT activities to help parents and professionals working with children who may have difficulties in appropriate pencil grasp and/ or typing.
With these activities at your disposal, you could use at least one suggested activity a day for an entire week without having to repeat them monotonously. Not that you shouldn’t do all of them on the same day! It depends on your child’s needs and their interests. We are certain that, the activities listed here will prove helpful to you. Write to us firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at +91 9880146677 for consultations or any enquiry.
Disclaimer: The activities listed here are to help parents with ideas and tips, and not suggested treatment in itself.
Chitra Thadathil, SLP
Dimensions Centre for Child Development