Fine Motor Skills: What Are They, Why Are They Too Important to Overlook?

Rae Pica with Dr. Christy Isbell, Allison Sampish, Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.

The development of fine motor skills is often a casualty of the rush to get young children up to academic speed. In this segment our guests explain why fine motor skills are a critical building block for higher learning and should never be overlooked.

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December 2, 2011
Episode Guests
Dr. Christy Isbell is a pediatric occupa- tional therapist and Professor of Occupational Therapy. She has authored five books including, Mighty Fine Motor Fun. Allison Sampish is a kindergarten teacher and author of the Education Week article Getting Hands On with Fine-Motor Skills. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has 20+ years in the early childhood education field and the Executive Educational Director over three childcare campuses.
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