Product Demo for Board Review for the NBCOT® COTA® Exam
You are working with a 4-year-old on the development of her graphic skills. Which of the following would be appropriate interventions for your client? Select the THREE most appropriate answers.
Pediatric Conditions & Approaches
Activities to facilitate graphic skills (writing and drawing) include drawing shapes, letters, or lines in paint, shaving cream, or sand; and drawing on a blackboard or chalkboard. All of these answers directly relate to practicing writing/drawing or preparatory activities for writing/drawing.
Stacking blocks will focus more on gross motor movement and coordination. Picking up an object with tweezers will involve intrinsic hand strength and coordination. Completing an obstacle course on a scooter board will help with gross motor coordination and upper body strengthening.
Schneck, C. , & Case-Smith, J. (2015) Chapter 18: Pre-writing and handwriting skills. In J. Case-Smith & O'Brien, J. Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents (7th eds., 498-524). St. Louis, Mosby.