Category Archives: Coordination & Handwriting

Home Improvement

So last week, as I was getting ready to sit down at the computer, I had the bright idea of moving some furniture first.  You know, typical no-clue-what-to-say-so-I’ll-do-something-else-first behavior. As my son and I heaved the old bed up and … Continue reading

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Balance And The Wii

One of the many questions asked by all of those tests and doctors regarding Asperger’s Syndrome focuses on “clumsiness.” For example:  Does he or she tend to get completely immersed in a particular topic?  How about eccentric behavior?  Social skill … Continue reading

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Typing As An Alternative To Handwriting

Ok, I’m going to start this one with a disclaimer that this is good for all children, not just kids with Asperger’s Syndrome.  Of course, that’s true of a lot of what I write about, but I’d like to make … Continue reading

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The Exercise Puzzle Game

Puzzles are a fantastic way to train the brain. Sometimes, however, our kids have difficulty with puzzles – despite their amazing visual memory – because seeing a part of the picture and then fitting it to the whole is a … Continue reading

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Riding That Bicycle

For children – or anyone – with balance issues, learning to ride a bicycle is not easy.  Confidence is low, and fear takes over.  That’s aside from actually learning to balance on top of a slim two-wheeled monstrosity that’s clearly … Continue reading

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Let’s Play Ball… Part 2

I love exercise balls. They’re huge, bouncy, and perfect to sit on.  How can one sit on an exercise ball and not feel five years old and happy to be alive? That said, our exercise ball has done wonders for … Continue reading

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The Joy of Handwriting

Ah, the joys of handwriting. For our little guys – and girls – possibly no other fine motor skill is so fraught with difficulty, tears, and frustration. Before my son started kindergarten, I remember giving myself high marks for reading, … Continue reading

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