Need help understanding some fine motor skill terms

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  1. JenK26

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    Hi all,
    I need to do some assessing for Parent teacher conferences and one of the areas on my assessment is cutting and under that is clipping action and sliding movement. I feel really dumb for asking this, but what exactly do these mean? I would appreciate the help.

    Jen
     
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    I'm really only taking a guess here because I have never heard these terms used in reference to cutting but my guess would be...

    Clipping is the ability to move the scissor blades open and close as if you are snipping a single cut into the paper.

    Sliding I assume is the ability to take that a little bit further and keep going up the paper. That takes a bit more dexterity and control than a single snip.
     
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    That is what I would assume as well...
     
  5. Tasha

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    Clipping is making little snips - like when you make fringe or cut narrow strips into pieces
    Sliding is cutting a straight line down the length of a page

    Note: the next step is usually cutting a 4 inch shape withing 1/4 of an inch of the line
     
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    And that next step of cutting the shape would involve; snipping (the action of opening and closing the blades), sliding (the ability to follow a cut area to a second snipping destination) and turning the paper (to get the next side of the shape, cutting alone a line without deviation.

    Cutting is a huge skill, we work on it constantly!
     

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