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Developmental Skills for Handwriting

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1.  Child development begins at birth and ends _______.
  1. In adolescence
  2. In adulthood
  3. At age 10
  4. At age 25
2.  At what developmental age does a child gain opposition of thumb and forefinger for proper pincer grasp pattern?
  1. 0-6 months
  2. 7-12 months
  3. 1-2 years
  4. 3-4 years
3.  One of the benefits of crawling is that it positions the _____ in correct alignment for speech articulation.
  1. Lips
  2. Mouth
  3. Head
  4. Tongue
4.  What is the brain's ability to make sense of what the eye sees and is required for everyday skills such as eating, dressing, and writing?
  1. Motor coordination
  2. Language development
  3. Visual perception
  4. Bilateral coordination
5.  What is the name of the grasp pattern for ages 2-3 years old?
  1. Cylindrical grasp
  2. Digital grasp
  3. Modified tripod grasp
  4. Tripod grasp
6.  At what age do children typically understand positional words of over/under, top/bottom, big/little?
  1. 0-6 months
  2. 7-12 months
  3. 1-2 years
  4. 3-5 years
7.  Which of the following is a kindergarten expectation?
  1. Write first name using upper and lowercase letters on a line independently
  2. Count objects to 25
  3. Play independently with focus for at least 20 minutes
  4. Read complete sentences
8.  Which of the following are handwriting requirements?
  1. Grip strength and hand stabilization
  2. Ability to draw in straight, angled and curved lines
  3. Letter recognition and motor memory
  4. All of the above
9.  What is a benefit to coloring?
  1. Keeps children busy
  2. Allows exploration for color mixing
  3. Writing endurance
  4. Body awareness
10.  What pre-writing activity involves bilateral coordination, visual perceptual skills, visual motor skills and fine motor skills?
  1. Coloring
  2. Cutting with scissors
  3. Stringing beads
  4. Q-tip painting

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