ABA Therapy for Motor Skills Development

Fine and gross motor skills are an important milestone while learning to participate in many activities in life. We use our motor skills every day to help us physically navigate the world around us. Unfortunately, developing these skills can be extremely challenging for many children with autism. For most parents, “missed milestones” in fine and gross motor skills are one of the earliest signs they notice in their child’s delayed progression. 

Through our personalized ABA therapy program, we pinpoint which developmental skills your child needs in order to complete their daily activities and enjoy life to the fullest. Then, we work alongside you to build a structured plan around those needs. We start from a structured program based on years of research and experience, and review those goals on a weekly basis to ensure that their specific needs are being met.

Fine Motor Skills are a child’s ability to make movements using the small muscles in their hands, wrists, fingers and feet.

 

Gross Motor Skills are a child’s ability to involve the larger muscles in their body such as their arms, legs and torso.

 

Examples include:

 

  • Learning to hold a spoon or fork and eat independently
  • Pinch small objects with thumb and pointer finger
  • Learning to write, draw, use scissors, etc
  • Holding objects, or transfer objects between hands
  • Walking, running, jumping, and other movement based activities

Independent Living Skills

By teaching fine and gross motor skills in small steps and practicing them on a daily base, your child is able to practice and learn these skills more quickly and take steps towards generalizing their skills outside of therapy. We help each child become more independent in a variety of aspects of life.

Questions? We’re Ready to Help.

If you are interested in learning more about our ABA therapy program, please fill out a preliminary consultation request form. One of our clinicians will reach out to set up a time to speak with you. During this free consultation we provide a basic overview of applied behavior analysis (ABA Therapy), answer questions about the program and our approach, and answer questions about insurance coverage.