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 […]

Importance of Handwriting for Writing

The Journal of Educational Psychology published research on the importance of handwriting for writing. It is important to provide explicit and supplemental handwriting instruction in order to prevent writing difficulties in the primary grades.

Handwriting practice has diminished significantly over the several decades. Recently, more and more research indicates the importance of handwriting skills for literacy, working memory, orthographic processing and more. The Journal of Educational Psychology published research on the importance of handwriting for writing. Handwriting is very different from writing. In general, the act of handwriting involves […]

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School-Related Fine Motor Skills – Understanding the Components

School-Related Fine Motor Skills - Understanding the Components

When you search the internet, scour social media and review your textbooks, there are thousands of fine motor activities available to improve children’s fine motor skills.  It can become completely overwhelming just to decide what activity to choose to help a specific child.   It is important to understand the components of school-related fine motor skills.  Just […]

Handwriting Legibility in Children

Even in this digital era, handwriting continues to be an important skill for children to master. When a student's handwriting is not legible, it can be a struggle for the student and the teacher. Pediatric Occupational Therapists, parents, and teachers can encourage handwriting practice, but sometimes it is hard to quantify whether the student is progressing. Therefore, the question is how do you measure handwriting legibility in children?

Even in this digital era, handwriting continues to be an important skill for children to master.  When a student’s handwriting is not legible, it can be a struggle for the student and the teacher.  Pediatric Occupational Therapists, parents, and teachers can encourage handwriting practice, but sometimes it is hard to quantify whether the student is […]

FREE Dinosaur Handwriting Practice Page

Did you know that research indicates that handwriting interventions without at least 20 minutes of handwriting practice are ineffective? Handwriting practice can become boring and a challenge to engage students. Here is a FREE dinosaur handwriting practice page to help motivate those dinosaur loving students.

Did you know that research indicates that handwriting interventions without at least 20 minutes of handwriting practice are ineffective?  Students need to actually practice the skill of handwriting and not for short periods of time.  And, let’s face it – it can become boring and a challenge to engage students to practice handwriting especially if it is […]