looking at life through the lens of fine motor skills


Fine motor skills is an issue for many with cerebral palsy, myself included. Basically to explain what this means for me I will use an example: intricate tasks such as sewing a button onto something or stringing a string of beads is very difficult. But I hear you all saying how often do I do these examples. I know probably not all that often. But let me ask you this how often do you do up a button in a day? Probably fairly often if you have buttons on your clothes. That is a task I find difficult because yes that requires fine motor skills.


I am sure if I think about it I can think of more examples but this. But the point is if you are mindful you will become more aware. For the record, I avoid clothing with buttons because of fine motor skills and also because I need to hold onto the grab bar when standing and doing buttons up with one hand.

Toddlers and fine motor skills

Toddlers are a great example of poor motor skills because they generally haven’t figured out things like the pinch grasp. They with age and through play get better at this skill but for me and others with cerebral palsy, because of the cerebral palsy we struggle to master this.

Do you struggle with fine motor skills

 

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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One Response to looking at life through the lens of fine motor skills

  1. I do. For instance, I struggle cutting a straight line with scissors. Another example, I’ve had someone think I bite my nails. In reality it was the uneven job I do clipping my finger nails.

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