Occupational Therapy -> Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills require the control or coordination of small muscles, involving the hands, often times hands and eyes are coordinated together to complete tasks using small muscles. Occupational therapists address fine motor skills through therapeutic activities for practice and teaching, strengthening, adaption of tasks and/or materials (i.e. pencil grip), and education of specific techniques.

Minor focus areas



Therapists who selected this major focus area as their top area of expertise.

  • Glenna Nave

    Glenna Nave

    Therapist OTR/L

    Pediatric occupational therapist.

    • Sidekick Therapy Partners Sidekick Therapy Partners
  • Kim Luster

    Kim Luster


    I graduated Mt. St. Mary’s of Los Angeles, Ca and have been a COTA for 25 years. I’ve worked in m...

    • Ambitious Idea Labs (Ambiki) Ambitious Idea Labs (Ambiki)
    • Ambiki Demo Ambiki Demo
    • kluster@mysidekicktherapy.com kluster@mysidekicktherapy.com
    • Sidekick Therapy Partners Sidekick Therapy Partners

Related Disorder(s)

  • Neurological Conditions - Types of neurological conditions may include: Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementias, Brain Cancer, Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders, Mental Disorders, Parkinson’s and Other Movement Disorders, and Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).

Reference links

  • Fine Motor Skill Author: Wikipedia - Fine motor skill (or dexterity) is the coordination of small muscles, in movements—usually involving the synchronisation of hands and fingers—with the eyes. The complex levels of manual dexterity that humans exhibit can be attributed to and demonstrated in tasks controlled by the nervous system. Fine motor skills aid in the growth of intelligence and develop continuously throughout the stages of human development.