Fine Motor Skills refers to the small movements of hands, wrists, fingers, toes, lips and tongue, and in particular the control and dexterity we have over them. The complex levels of manual dexterity that humans exhibit can be attributed to and demonstrated in tasks controlled by the nervous system. Without fine motor skills, we find ourselves dependent on others for tasks such as dressing, writing, grasping and even using a computer. This much-needed skill is developed early in childhood and yet not fully acquired until we are much older. For those with conditions that affect muscle tone and control, such as cerebral palsy and other physical difficulties, fine motor control can be a real challenge.
While we can offer tools such as fidgets and manipulatives to stimulate fine motor skills, an interactive multi-sensory environment can provide a wonderful outlet for encouraging the use of the hands and fingers thanks to the highly stimulating rewards it offers. Experia's sensory rooms offer a wide range of switches, buttons, and touch boards that encourage the use of fine motor skills. Without the stress of a specific required outcome, those with fine motor challenges can succeed in a sensory room and transfer their successes to the real world. All the products and room packages listed below can help develop fine motor control. However, if you need assistance with designing a sensory space just get in touch with us. With help from our expert sensory advisors we can help you create the perfect environment for your particular needs.