Dexteria - Fine Motor Skills 4+

BinaryLabs, Inc.

    • 3.5 • 30 Ratings
    • $7.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Recommended app pairing: For a comprehensive motor-skill inventory, we recommend pairing this app with Dexteria VMI, which focuses on visual-motor skills and assessment.

Dexteria turns your iOS device into a therapeutic tool that improves fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children and adults.

Dexteria’s unique hand and finger activities take full advantage of the iOS multi-touch screen to help build strength, control, and dexterity. The app's efficacy is supported by independent research studies, including a 2016 study by Huntington University published in the Journal of Hand Therapy.

• Increases coordination and motor control in the hands and fingers

• Works for kids and adults

• Automatically creates performance and usage reports that can be emailed

• Speeds recovery from injuries and stroke

• Designed in consultation with Occupational Therapists

• Turns the iPad into a therapeutic tool

For best therapeutic results the exercises should be done on a regular basis in short sessions. The exercises are designed to be repeatable and engaging.

The automatic tracking and reporting feature makes it easy for parents, teachers and occupational therapists to identify time on task and progress. You can email the progress reports right from the app itself.

Multi-user tracking is available as an in-app purchase. (Note to Volume Purchase Program customers: Consider buying Dexteria VPP instead. It includes multi-user tracking and you will pay a lower net cost than if you buy Dexteria and upgrade each copy via the in-app purchase. Just search "Dexteria VPP" in the app store.)

"Very impressed with this app. I've been looking for something like this for a very long time." - from Apps for Children with Special Needs

"For occupational therapists, the one huge benefit is the ability to track the child's progress." - from

Editor's Choice Award from Children's Technology Review

"Outstanding app and I highly recommend it. Children are very motivated to use it. I’m a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and I use it to work on fine motor integration, fine motor precision, hand exercises, handwriting, writing speed, etc." - Authentic app store review

ATTENTION LICENSED OTs: If you are a licensed OT and have comments about Dexteria, please submit a review and tell us what we did right and where we can improve. We will respond to your comments in the form of free upgrades with product improvements. You can influence the evolution of Dexteria!

We're serious about your privacy. This app does not track or share your personal information with us or anyone else. There is no user id tracking software, and no advertisements. In summary, we have no idea who you are! :-)

What’s New

Version 1.3.7

Fixed Trace It bug for iOS 13 users.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Don Kedic ,


Good app for pre warm ups working with students who have handwriting difficulties as well as develop manipulation skills. I'm an OT and cannot wait to try this on my students. Have tried this on my 5 year old and loves it!

Mama J is number 1 ,

Only 1 out of the 3 games functions in a usable way

The crab pinch is the only game that works. The numbers game keeps repeating that we start at the arrow dot (there isn’t one?) and the other game that starts with fingers - I don’t even know what he’s supposed to do for that. He puts his fingers on the screen and then nothing else happens. It clearly isn’t functioning the way it’s intended.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear you are having problems with the app. It sounds like you might have multi-touch gestures enabled. For best results, please go to settings and disable multi-touch gestures.

JoeysMum ,

Definitely an app for higher functioning SN kids

I thought maybe this app would be helpful to use with the kids with autism I work with. However, lower functioning kids may will have a hard time following the directions. Calibrating the screen in the "Tap It" was next to impossible for my kids, even with my hand over hand guidance. Wobbly fingers were everywhere!

This app will definitely be fun for kids who need help with fine motor skills and are able to understand and follow instructions without much hand over hand guidance. The "squish" sound when the crabs are pinched is just gross enough for my 6 year old to to love. The writing section may be frustrating for some kids who don't "get it right" within 2 tries. I even had some difficulty writing the letters and it took me several tries to get it right.

Overall, it's a nice app with some cool activities for kids who need help with fine motor skills.

App Privacy

The developer, BinaryLabs, Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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