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Handwriting Speed – 7 Evidence Based Factors for Students

5 Reasons why students may have slow handwriting speed in the classroom

Written output performance in the classroom is associated with handwriting speed.  If the child can not write with an appropriate speed it can be difficult to manage classroom assignments in a timely manner throughout the school day and during homework. School-based occupational therapy services sometimes address handwriting speed and legibility. Handwriting Speed and Occupational Therapy […]

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My Biggest Accomplishment Worksheet

This accomplishment worksheet can help students stop and reflect what they have acheived, it also helps them to plan for the future.  

As the school year winds down, encourage self reflection by asking students to record answers regarding their biggest accomplishments, improvements, goals and more. This accomplishment worksheet can help students stop and reflect what they have acheived, it also helps them to plan for the future.  Bonus – it requires handwriting and drawing practice. How to […]

Handwriting Problems – Can You Predict Them?

Can handwriting problems be predicted? Recent research examines handwriting in primary school children in Netherlands over four years.

Is it possible to predict handwriting problems? Research indicates that after one year of schooling, up to a third of primary school children show insufficient handwriting. Researchers in the Netherlands decided to examine handwriting development in primary school children longitudinally to determine the predictive value of early handwriting assessment. In addition, they looked closely at […]

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Robot Hangman Game for Kids

Robot Hangman Game for Kids

Want to play a fun game of Robot Hangman?  This easy game to play combines the traditional game of hangman with learning how to draw a cute robot.  This free game is from the complete Robot Games and Activities packet. You can download it for free at the bottom of the post.   How to Play […]

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Research Based Strategies for Teaching Letter Recognition – Try Handwriting

Teaching children how to learn their letters is an important skill in young children.  When you consider different research based strategies for teaching letter recognition, do you think of handwriting practice?  Maybe you think of writing the letters specifically, but research shows that writing in general can help with letter recognition.

Teaching children how to learn their letters is an important skill in young children.  When you consider different research based strategies for teaching letter recognition, do you think of handwriting practice?  Maybe you think of writing the letters specifically, but research shows that writing in general can help with letter recognition. Research Based Strategies for […]

Developmental Coordination Disorder and Handwriting

Research was recently published on developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and handwriting to better understand handwriting dysfluency in children with DCD.  The study examined the accuracy and consistency of letter production both within and across different writing tasks.

Research was recently published on developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and handwriting to better understand handwriting dysfluency in children with DCD.  The study examined the accuracy and consistency of letter production both within and across different writing tasks. Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is defined by American Psychiatric Association as “children who have […]