Motor Skills Disorder (cont.)
The amount of frustration engendered in trying to achieve competency with motor activities should be balanced against the potential gain in proficiency.
- For children with this disorder, it is important for parents to regulate and monitor activities to avoid frustration or overstimulation.
- Children who cannot yet tie their shoelaces should be allowed to use assistive devices, slip on, or Velcro shoes; the same principle should be applied for adolescents or adults with this disorder.
- In adolescence, it is more realistic and helpful to use assistive technology (for example, using a keyboard) rather than trying to achieve handwriting legibility if not already achieved during the elementary school period.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/24/2014
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