I don't have fine motor issues with my hands, but I do have a couple of
suggestions - rubber finger tips, the ones sold at office supply stores,
might give Ryan some traction to move the coins with. Also try some finger
tip moistener - stuff people use to work through piles of paper or dollar
On Wednesday 26 January 2005 7:31 pm, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I need some help and advice from those of you who have fine motor limits.
> How do you handle picking up coins (or bills, for that matter, but
> especially coins) to pay for something or get change?
> My Ryan is learning second grade money math, which includes knowing the
> least amount of coins to use to buy something and how much change you will
> receive. He can work this out like a whiz kid on worksheets and using his
> Dynavox. However, he has much trouble when it comes to doing it with actual
> money. Typically, many children have trouble with that skill. As you all
> know, it gets even harder when your hands and fingers don't work the way
> you want them to work!
> Does anyone have any advice to help me accomodate the fine motor portion?
> Thanks so much,