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Foundational Skills and Activities for Handwriting

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1.  Which of the following is a reason handwriting is important?
  1. It is required in preschool
  2. It increases focus
  3. It decreases creativity
  4. It reduces focus
2.  If a child uses only one side of the paper when drawing and moves his or her whole body or trunk when reaching, this child has difficulty with which of the following?
  1. Midline crossing
  2. Bilateral coordination
  3. Postural control
  4. Gross and fine motor control
3.  What is the developmental grasp for a 3-4 year old child?
  1. Palmar Supinate Grasp
  2. Digital Pronate Grasp
  3. Quadrupod Grasp
  4. Tripod Grasp
4.  What is a way to help achieve a child's functional grasp?
  1. Use a slantboard or binder
  2. Use small broken crayons
  3. Place a pompom in palm of child's hand when writing
  4. All of the above
5.  ________ is the ability to determine if one form or part of a form is turned in a different direction than the others.
  1. Visual Discrimination
  2. Visual Spatial Relations
  3. Visual Figure Ground
  4. Visual Closure
6.  A child who has difficulty identifying coins and matching and sorting objects may have issues with:
  1. Visual Discrimination
  2. Form Constancy
  3. Sequential Memory
  4. Visual Figure Ground
7.  A child who has difficulty catching a ball, drawing shapes, and completing puzzles may have difficulties in:
  1. Bilateral coordination
  2. Visual Perception
  3. Visual Motor Skills
  4. Motor Memory
8.  An activity to help develop a child's motor memory may include:
  1. Worksheets
  2. Ring toss
  3. Shape sorter
  4. Finger writing letters or numbers on a child's back
9.  Top, bottom, left, right, under, and over are all:
  1. Expressive language skills
  2. Prepositional words
  3. Consonant-vowel-consonant words
  4. Nouns
10.  What strategy may help build attention and focus?
  1. Running outside
  2. Riding a tricycle
  3. ABC analysis
  4. Use of timers and visual schedules