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Developmental Foundations of Handwriting

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1.  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
2.  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
3.  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
4.  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
5.  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
6.  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
7.  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
8.  ________ 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
9.  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
10.  Top, bottom, left, right, under, and over are all:
  1. Expressive language skills
  2. Prepositional words
  3. Consonant-vowel-consonant words
  4. Nouns

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