@Mutsy -I know that occupational therapists that work with children help to develop the child’s fine motor skills by developing their hand muscles.
This can be done with exercises molding clay, or bold coloring with crayons. Children needing an occupational therapist often have poor penmanship and have trouble forming letters.
A great program called “Handwriting without Tears” is a program that is designed to help children with these types of coordination and handwriting issues. Many schools use the program for their preschool students, but parents can also buy the program for the homeschool market.
The creator of the program, who was an occupational therapist herself also, offers certification seminars throughout the country for teachers to be able to administer the program to their students.