A Play-Based, Fine-Motor Program and its’ effect on Functional Development in Preschool Children

Amy Propst, Johnson & Wales University - Providence


Occupational therapists emphasize the occupation of play when working with the pediatric population. When combined with activities that engage fine-motor movements, there is potential for a positive effect on functional development. The purpose of this scoping review was to examine the current literature surrounding play- based, fine-motor centered programs for preschool aged children, and its’ functional impact.