Conditions that impact manipulation with one’s hands (detailed motor control).

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Detailed motor control could impact the player's ability to write, or control smaller manipulatives in a controlled manner. These limitations can range from minor control issues to a full loss of mobility. For conditions that impact motor function with one’s hands that severely limits the ability to manipulate objects at a table, please refer to the guidance for Conditions that cause long term paralysis.

For minor to moderate motor control difficulties, a change in the way manipulatives are presented or made available can go a far way to assist someone. The use of miniatures, for example, can be enlarged, or designed with extended piping to allow for easier grasping and movement. To assist in dice rolling, dice towers can be employed, or assistive technology such as virtual dice apps can replace the standard dice throw.

Likewise, considerations on where a dice throw can be read from (for example not limiting a dice throw to be only thrown within designated areas) could relieve undue stress for those children who prefer to use more typical dice.

Additionally, dice can be positioned so that the different sided dice can be retrieved from a set location without having to hunt about or lift dice to a viewable range. This can be done either through spacing or the tactile use of compartmentalization containers, like you might find in many art/supply stores.

Use of powers and actions when not spoken can be presented as cards and Yield Points and other numeric record keeping can be done through the use of larger counters, to alleviate the need to write. Recording devices can also be utilized for note taking rather than the typical scratch paper or character sheet. Occasionally cards may be difficult to retrieve from the table, so creating resistance to assist picking cards up, such as creating a line of glue on the card from a hot glue gun may make all the difference.