Tag Archives: Handwriting

ADHD and Handwriting

[Source:  Journal of Attention Disorders via Your Therapy Source] Journal of Attention Disorders published research on kinematically characterizing the handwriting of 14 boys with ADHD-combined type and 14 typically developing boys. The boys wrote a series of four cursive letter ‘l’s … Continue reading

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OT Corner: Solutions for the Struggles of Left-Handed Writers

[Source:  Special-ism] by Katherine J. Collmer  M.Ed, OTR/L Left-handed writers can be a menacing force in the classroom when it comes to handwriting instruction!  Their struggles are confusing for teachers and parents and can result in a great deal of … Continue reading

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OT Activity of the Week: 3 Pre-Writing Activities Using Craft Sticks

Here are three simple activities using craft sticks to help learn horizontal, vertical and diagonal pre-writing strokes.  Using the craft sticks makes the child associate linear objects with lines and provides a more kinesthetic approach versus just drawing lines.  Find … Continue reading

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More Pinterest Greatest Hits: Flipping Beanbags for Wrist Strengthening

Thanks to Your Therapy Source for recommending this Pinterest goodie – Flipping Bean Bags for Wrist Strengthening!  We posted this pin on Thursday of last week and it had seen 60 repins by the weekend! This great Motor Skill activity … Continue reading

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Handwriting in the New York Times: What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

By MARIA KONNIKOVA Does handwriting matter? Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly … Continue reading

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