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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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How Can Occupational Therapy Help Students with Dysgraphia?

How can Occupational Therapy Help Students with Dysgraphia? If you are a teacher, parent or an OT, learn how you can help students with dysgraphia.

Are you a teacher who has students with dysgraphia?  Perhaps you are an Occupational Therapist who receives referrals for students with dysgraphia?  Maybe you are a parent wondering how can occupational therapy help students with dysgraphia?  The first steps in helping students who struggle with handwriting When a student shows signs of struggling with handwriting […]