Multisensory Handwriting and Why It Is Important

Are you familiar with the phrase "multisensory handwriting" and why it is important? Teaching handwriting is more complex

Are you familiar with the phrase “multisensory handwriting” and why it is important? Teaching handwriting is more complex than you would think since it is not just about putting pencil to paper. Multisensory Handwriting – What role does the sensory system play in handwriting? The sensory motor system plays a vital role in the ability […]

Pencil Grasp, Legibility and Muscle Activation

A recent study was published on pencil grasp, legibility and muscle activation. The researchers evaluated differences in the handwriting characteristics

A recent study was published on pencil grasp, legibility and muscle activation. The researchers evaluated differences in the handwriting characteristics of thirty-four 18-22-year-old subjects when using the four primary handwriting grip styles: dynamic quadrupod, dynamic tripod, lateral quadrupod, and lateral tripod. Methodology of the Study All of the participants completed three protocols involving tests of […]

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Tear and Paste Worksheet – Letter A

This FREE tear and paste worksheet on the Letter Aa also includes fine motor and handwriting practice - created by Your Therapy Source

Did you know that tearing paper helps children to strengthen the muscles of the fingers and hands? It is a such a simple activity that encourages other skills too such as a tripod grasp (using the thumb, index, and middle fingers) and eye hand coordination.  This FREE tear and paste worksheet on the Letter Aa […]

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Missing Letters A to Z Sample Pages

This FREE packet of Missing Letters A to Z sample pages is from the complete Missing Letter Game packet.  Students can practice visual scanning, letter identification, spacing and writing letters with this fun game. How to Use the Missing Letters A to Z Sample Pages The free sample pages includes the following: Full page alphabet […]

Handwriting Lesson Plan and Free Sample Handwriting Worksheets

Here is a fun, multi-sensory FREE handwriting lesson plan and some worksheet sample pages that you can download from the My Mighty Hands.

Do you ever create handwriting lesson plans for your students? Teaching handwriting activities requires planning to make sure students maximize the benefits of handwriting instruction during the limited time window for practice. Here is a fun, multi-sensory FREE handwriting lesson plan and some worksheet sample pages that you can download at the bottom of the […]

Development of Handwriting Skills – 15 Factors Leading to Successful Handwriting

The development of handwriting skills in children is a complex process. Hundreds of OTs and COTAs report on the 15 factors that are needed.

The development of handwriting skills in children is a complex process. Here are the results of a 33 question survey on the pre-handwriting factors needed for successful handwriting.  It was was completed by 535 occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants (from the USA). Development of Handwriting Skills – 15 Pre-Handwriting Factors The responses from the […]

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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 […]