Pencil Grasp Observation

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Pencil Grasp: The teacher will observe the student while completing various writing/coloring activities. The teacher will note if the child uses the correct tri-pod grip (the thumb, index and middle fingers holding the pencil) when handling a writing utensil. The following grips will not be accepted: fisted grasp, palmar grasp (using the palm to control the pencil), or five finger pencil grasp. The teacher will note if the skill is present, not present, or emerging.
Playdough balls: The teacher will ask the student to roll the playdough (small container) into smaller balls with the fingers. To meet the criteria for the skill to be present, the student should be able to roll at least 8-10 balls out of the playdough for the skill to be present.
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The teacher will ask the student to use his right hand to touch his nose, then the left hand to touch his nose. The teacher will also ask the student to use his right hand to touch his left shoulder, and then his left hand to touch his right shoulder. The teacher will mark if the skill is present, not present, or emerging.
Move This Way: The teacher will observe and record if the students is able to skip 5 consecutive skips in a row, stand on one foot for 10 seconds, and hop on one foot for five hops. The student needs to meet all of the criteria to meet for the teacher to mark that the skill is present.
Follow Me: The teacher will ask the student to read a short, grade appropriate reading passage. The teacher will ask the student to track the words while reading the passage. The teacher will note if the student was able to correctly track while reading by recording if the skill was present, not present, or

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