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Handwriting and Autism

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on handwriting and autism.  The researchers investigated whether handwriting skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are related to visual perception, motor coordination, visual-motor integration, and executive functions.

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on handwriting and autism.  The researchers investigated whether handwriting skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are related to visual perception, motor coordination, visual-motor integration, and executive functions. Previous Research on Handwriting and Autism Previous research provides additional information on handwriting skills: in children with autism perceptual […]

What is Letter Formation and Why Is It Important?

What is letter formation and why is it so important for children to learn? It is critical for children to learn proper letter formation along a continuum.

What is letter formation and why is it so important for children to learn?  You may wonder if learning how to write letters is a high priority skill during this age of technology.  Well, guess what? It is extremely important for children. Letter formation is the ability to form the letters of the alphabet correctly. […]

Free Differentiated Morning Meeting Calendar Time Printables

These FREE morning meeting calendar work printables, created by a school-based OT, provide differentiated instruction for students to participate during calendar time and morning work.

Free Differentiated Morning Meeting Calendar Work Printables These FREE morning meeting calendar work printables, created by school-based Occupational Therapist Thia Triggs, provide differentiated instruction for students to participate during calendar time and morning work. This freebie is great for individual, group and contextually based therapy sessions. Reinforce your student’s IEP math and ELA goals while […]

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Handwriting versus Typing and Writing Skills

Handwriting versus typing when it comes to writing skills

Recent research in Reading and Writing answered the question of handwriting versus typing and writing performance.  To begin with, they examined the contribution of handwriting fluency to writing performance. The second part of the research explored the relationship between handwriting and keyboarding and compared their contributions to writing. Results of the Study on Handwriting Versus […]

Fun Handwriting Games Freebie

Handwriting is a difficult task to practice over and over again.  Why not add in some fun handwriting games from Your Therapy Source?

There is no doubt about it, children can get tired of practicing handwriting.  Even more so when they need to improve their handwriting.  Handwriting is a difficult task to practice over and over again.  Why not add in some fun handwriting games?  This freebie can be downloaded at the end of the post. How Do […]

How to Increase Pencil Pressure

Do you work with students who have difficulty applying pencil pressure when writing?  Students can start out writing lightly and then continue to get lighter and lighter.  Sometimes teachers or therapists have had success using markers to write with instead of pencils.  Here are a few additional ideas on how students can increase pencil pressure. […]

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Free Directed Drawing and Writing Activity

Do you like to draw?  Or maybe you want to learn how to become better at drawing.  Step by step drawing activities are a wonderful idea to help children (and adults) learn how to draw.  Children can practice their skills and gain confidence with these types of lessons.  This FREE directed drawing and writing activity can be downloaded at the end of the post.

Do you like to draw?  Or maybe you want to learn how to become better at drawing.  Step by step drawing activities are a wonderful idea to help children (and adults) learn how to draw.  Children can practice their skills and gain confidence with these types of lessons.  This FREE directed drawing and writing activity […]

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Free Dinosaur Printables to Practice Visual Motor and Handwriting Skills

If you work with children who like dinosaurs, they are going to LOVE these free dinosaur printables.  You can download them at the bottom of the post. 

If you work with children who like dinosaurs, they are going to LOVE these free dinosaur printables.  You can download them at the bottom of the post. How to Use the Free Dinosaur Printables Sign up to receive the Your Therapy Source newsletter below to download the printables. Print the two pages. Provide each child […]

Free Blends Worksheets – Multisensory Learning

Students can practice scissor skills, pasting, drawing, handwriting, and sentence structure to learn new blends with these 5 free blends worksheets.

Consonant blends have two or three letters whose sounds are pronounced individually and said quickly so they blend together. Here are 5 free blends worksheets with a multisensory approach. Students can practice scissor skills, pasting, drawing, handwriting, and sentence structure to learn new blends with these 5 free blends worksheets. You can download them for […]

How to Improve Handwriting in Kids – Tips from Dr. Beverly Moskowitz, OTR/L

From her 43+ years of experience as a pediatric Occupational Therapist, Dr. Moskowitz offers us her 10 suggestions on how to improve handwriting in kids!

Many people say that handwriting instruction is no longer a necessity because of the prevalence in the use of gadgets that effectively replace our need to write using traditional writing tools. Dr. Beverly Moskowitz, OTR/L, creator of the Size Matters Handwriting Program, shares with us her thoughts and suggestions on why handwriting instruction is still […]