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This is a pack focused on differentiated visual motor and memory skills. Students have to copy the correct lines, shapes and letters onto the grid. There are two different versions on each card. One that has directions for just copying and one that has students use their memory to try to remember what to draw. There are lines, shapes and letters.
•Work on memory, by having students look at the pattern for 30 seconds to 1 minutes, fold the paper in half and see how much they can remember.
•Have students work on tricks for remembering (ie: thinking about patterns, shapes dots).
•It is easiest to have students visually count the dots with their fingers / trace the shapes with their fingers to transfer to the second grid. Make it harder by making students visually track (instead of using their fingers to count).
This is perfect for independent centers, full class, therapy, early finishers, handwriting practice, and therapy groups.
This type of activity can support hand strength, visual scanning, visual perceptual skills, visual motor skills, age appropriate grasp, crossing midline, and fine motor skills.
This is perfect for RTI / MTSS / 504 / IEP as an intervention for hand strength. and pre-handwriting skills. This could also be used in a center. This is also a perfect activity for occupational therapists OT, teachers, speech pathologists SLP, special education teachers SPED and other school professions while working on skills!
I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material. I have used my materials with a variety of children with different disabilities including learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, sensory processing disorder, ADD, ADHD, visual impairments, deaf/hard of hearing, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and more.
DISCLAIMER: By using this, you agree that this activity is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Please speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability.