ERIC Number: ED232383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Any Way You Cut It! Molehills Out of Mountains. A Resource and Activity Guide for the Developmentally Disabled.
Barringer, M. D.; Kosal-Smither, C.
A resource and activity guide for the developmentally disabled that focuses on fine motor skills is presented. Attention is directed to fine motor behavior during the first year (vision, grasp, and release and reaching), and behaviors developing at 13 months (the interaction of fine motor and cognitive skills). An introductory section considers the behaviors that occur in the first year of development. In following a developmental approach, the guide identifies goals and objectives, and explains the relevance of the objectives to overall growth and development. Activities are suggested that will describe how to increase the student's fine motor skills. The activities are listed separately for primary age (birth to 8 years), intermediate age (9-15 years), and adult (16-26 years). Developmental levels ranging from 0-6 months to 49-60 months are covered. Language correlates of the activities and ideas for group homes and family environments are also presented. The following goal areas are included: reaching for and grasping an object; using the skills of reach, grasp, and release as a way of relating to objects; using a pincer grip to manipulate objects; using a fisted grasp to manipulate objects; using two-hand coordination to manipulate objects; using refined, upper extremity movements to manipulate objects; improving eye-hand coordination; and improving finger dexterity. Appended is a list of commercial materials appropriate for children at each of the 8 developmental levels, a list of 5 fine motor programs, and a list of 13 assessment instruments. (SEW)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Eye Hand Coordination, Infants, Learning Activities, Manipulative Materials, Motor Development, Object Manipulation, Perceptual Motor Learning, Psychomotor Skills, Severe Mental Retardation, Skill Development, Tests
You're Exceptional, 8313 Grayfield, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wayne County Intermediate School District, Detroit, MI.
Note: For related documents, see EC 152 682-683.