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Format for tutorials
Each week I will introduce a new topic - see below - with links to relevant information
Each week's topic will include suggestions for practical activities to promote active engagement and stimulate discussion on the TOMT&T Facebook group
Before you start
1 Sitting for working at a table
The child who has difficulty sitting erect and relatively still with ease and comfort when engaged in table top activities
To get you thinking
The pictures below illustrate sitting postures often seen in children with movement difficulties and problems with sitting and working at a table. Based on your current understanding of postural and motor control, what assumptions would you make about the reason for the slumped posture?
2 Drawing abilities in reception class - Available 5 May 2019
A child's reception class teacher is concerned that her drawings are immature and lack detail. The child herself does not like drawing, says that it is boring.
A T-I-E analysis of drawing to identify the movement and graphomotor abilities needed for drawing and role of motivation and experience.
A collaborative drawing session to identify abilities and engagement
Assessment of shoulder control for drawing - flexibility, strength and endurance
Assessment of pencil grip and finger movements for drawing
Activities for improving shoulder/elbow control for drawing long lines in different directions