Tag Archives: Handwriting

OT Corner: 10 Ideas to Increase Pencil Pressure

[Source: Your Therapy Source] Recently, I received a question about a student who is having difficulty applying pencil pressure when writing.  The therapist was having some success using markers but was looking for other suggestions.  Here are 10 ideas to … Continue reading


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OT Corner: Fine Motor Activities to Encourage Good Pencil Grip

[Source:  The Melissa and Doug Blog] These play-based fine motor activities are provided for the Melissa & Doug blog by Cindy Utzinger,  pediatric Occupational Therapist. Holding a pencil correctly- why does something that looks so easy seem so hard to teach … Continue reading


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Motor Performance and Social-Communicative Impairment in Children with ADHD

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] The Journal of Attention Disorders published research on 11 children with ADHD – Combined Type (ADHD-CT) and 10 typically developing children as the control group.  Each child participated in an upper limb Fitts’ aiming task to measure motor performance … Continue reading


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Halloween Handwriting Practice Freebie

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] This Halloween handwriting practice freebie includes two free sample pages from the My Halloween Handwriting Packet.  Practice handwriting on dotted line page and cursive with these 2 pages with a Halloween theme. DOWNLOAD the two free … Continue reading


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OT Corner: How to Use a Timer to Help with Letter Formation

[Source:  Sugar Aunts] This super easy handwriting trick is one that can be done right now.  Pick up your phone, turn on the timer app and start practicing handwriting.  Using a timer to help with letter formation is one way … Continue reading


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