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.

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Visual Schedule Cards

Goal Bank

  • Jane will actively participate and complete 10 min of upper body strengthening activities, including animal walk, plank, inchworm, and similar weight-bearing activities with modeling in 4 /5 sessions, to increase upper-body strength and awareness. 0
  • 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. 4


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    Wild Wednesday Animal Moves

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    Kiki Blossoms Into Spring

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  • Farm Animal Moves preview

    Farm Animal Moves

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    S is For Shaving Cream - A Sensory Activity

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    Bethany Ayer

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  • Super Hero Animal Interval preview

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