Motor Skills Disorder (cont.)
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Motor Skills Disorder Treatment
It is important to emphasize that one size does not fit all when designing a therapeutic intervention for children with motor skills disorder. It is also important to understand that although many interventions are offered, very few have been rigorously tested and proven to be effective.
Generally, most children respond to multimodal treatment. This involves an occupational therapist and physical therapist working with the child, often with the assistance of educational professionals using "perceptual motor training" techniques to help the person to improve their motor clumsiness.
Motor Skills Disorder Exams and Tests
An occupational therapy examination usually includes the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT). This is a standardized instrument that is used to measure both gross motor and fine motor skills in children. The test takes about an hour and involves a series of game-like challenges that assess a range of motor skills.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/9/2015
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