It is incredibly satisfying to see the confidence grow as the fourth graders create contour line drawings of their shoes. After viewing the end results, I am sure you will see why they are so very proud of their accomplishments. This skill helps improve eye/hand coordination. Eye/hand coordination is the visual processing of information to guide hand movements. Eye hand coordination is necessary to a variety of daily, routine activities—from picking up a book to knitting a scarf. It accompanies many syndromes and conditions, such as autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, decreased muscle tone, and certain visual disorders like optic ataxia. Many children with developmental delays also demonstrate poor eye hand coordination. Another example of how art is beneficial to the well being of ALL students.