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Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital

The ability to commence school with fine motor skills that will support a child to participate to their potential in classroom-based activities is important for the transition from early childhood programs to school. Fine motor school readiness assessment and management focuses upon:

  • Pre-writing/drawing skills
  • Scissor use
  • Hand-based play skills
  • Self-care

The following practitioners at CPMG can be of service in helping assess fine motor school readiness in children:

Simone is the principal therapist of Melbourne Children’s Hand Therapy. She is an Occupational Therapist specialising in Paediatric Hand Therapy. Simone has an 18-year association with the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, providing upper-limb programs to support children and young persons to participate in everyday activities in educational, community and home environments.

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