Occupational Therapy -> Gross Motor Skills -> Motor Planning

Motor Planning

Motor planning or “praxis” is planning and carrying out a motor movement or sequence. Motor planning is required in any action we make that is not reflexive or automatic. Motor planning is required for fine and gross motor activities.

Resources

  • Wild Wednesday Animal Moves preview

    Wild Wednesday Animal Moves

    Whitney Castle

    Have fun acting out these wild animal moves

  • Quick Movement Break preview

    Quick Movement Break

    Bethany Ayer MS, OTR/L

    Physical Therapy Resource. Exercise Resource. Movement Resource. This is meant to be a quick movement break to help regroup your therapy session. Maybe you want to switch gears and begin a new acti...

    Includes activity list
  • Cutting Skills - Cats preview

    Cutting Skills - Cats

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Cutting Skills. Coloring Skills, Occupational Therapy Resource. Pets.

  • Farm Animal Moves preview

    Farm Animal Moves

    Whitney Castle

    Have fun exercising while moving and acting like farm animals! This can be done for so many seconds or minutes or even to music for a game of freeze.

  • Kiki Blossoms Into Spring preview

    Kiki Blossoms Into Spring

    Bethany Ayer

    Physical Therapy Resource. Exercise Resource. Movement Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Blossom with Kiki using these exercises as a session outline or warmup activity.

  • ASD Memorial Day With Visual Support preview

    ASD Memorial Day With Visual Support

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Autism Spectrum. Two choices. Occupational Therapy Resource. Language Resource. Reading Resource. 1 Memorial Day paragraph. 4 pages of Memorial Day facts with visuals and following questions with 2...

  • S is For Shaving Cream - A Sensory Activity preview

    S is For Shaving Cream - A Sensory Activity

    Bethany Ayer

    Sensory Integration Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. This is meant to be a sensory activity which can assist with reducing tactile sensitivity, encourage pre handwriting skills (by drawing ...

  • Super Hero Animal Interval preview

    Super Hero Animal Interval

    Whitney Castle

    Have fun with these animal moves as a great exercise and gross motor activity. This activity can help with sensory/emotional regulation, calming techniques, balance, coordination, and strengthening...

  • Kiki Plays Tic Tac Toe preview

    Kiki Plays Tic Tac Toe

    Bethany Ayer

    Teletherpy. In-Person. A quick way to play tic tac toe! Print out or play on teletherapy!

  • Playground - Outdoor preview

    Playground - Outdoor

    Teodora Gajic Bakic

    Outdoor. Social. Senses. Exercises. Movement. 7 pages rich in visuals to inspire activities related to group games and social interactions, vocabulary, language, math, fine motor, and a scavenger h...

    Includes activity list
  • Make Your Own Sunflower - Summer Solstice preview

    Make Your Own Sunflower - Summer Solstice

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Fine motor art and craft activity. Skills involved: cutting, folding, pinching, accordion folding, and gluing. Adult supervision is needed for younger and students with coordination issues.

  • ASD The Flower Full Moon In May preview

    ASD The Flower Full Moon In May

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Autism Spectrum. Occupational Therapy Resource. Two Choices. Language Resource. No without visual distractions. Every page has one informative sentence and one question with two choices offered. Fo...

  • Afternoon and Evening Routine preview

    Afternoon and Evening Routine

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Activities of Daily Living . Chores. Routine. Senses. Visuals: homework, reading, playtime, chores, brushing teeth, going to bed. Promotes discussion with the client about personal routines and can...

    Includes activity list
  • Arrows - Jumping Activity preview

    Arrows - Jumping Activity

    Glenna Nave

    Physical Therapy Resource. Occupational therapy Resource. Outdoor. Print and laminate sheets then cut out each arrow. Place arrows on the floor facing different directions.

Goal Bank

  • Joesph will complete a 5-5 step obstacle course without loss of balance or bumping into objects with no more than 5 prompts on 90% of trials, over 5 therapy sessions, to demonstrate motor planning skills.

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