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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 […]

Interventions for Handwriting that Work for Students

Regardless of what the cause of handwriting deficits are, Occupational Therapists, teachers, and parents need interventions for handwriting that work.

Do you see students struggling with handwriting skills on a daily basis? Maybe it is the increased use of technology at a younger age. Perhaps it is the lack of fine motor skill free play during childhood development. Or it even could be from a lack of muscle strength to produce legible writing. Regardless of […]

Imagine First, Write Next – Mental Imagery and Handwriting

Since 40% of all school-based referrals to occupational therapy are for handwriting, the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy published research on the effectiveness of mental imagery with repetitive handwriting practice.

Since 40% of all school-based referrals to occupational therapy are for handwriting, the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy published research on the effectiveness of mental imagery with repetitive handwriting practice. Methodogy of the Study on Mental Imagery and Handwriting Practice The participants in the study included 20 typically developing first and second graders with dysfunctional […]

Self Check Handwriting FREE Bookmarks

Do you work with students who need a few extra cues to self check handwriting by themselves? Many students may have some or all of the components for legible handwriting but don't always put all the pieces together.

Do you work with students who need a few extra cues to self check handwriting by themselves? Many students may have some or all of the components for legible handwriting but don’t always put all the pieces together. Components of Legible Handwriting Students can self check their handwriting in the following 5 areas: Letters are […]