Tag Archives: Handwriting

OT Corner: Sensory Fun – Teaching Letter Formation

[Pediatric Occupational Therapy Tips] Letter formation is an important skill that children in Kindergarten are typically learning.  For those students who resist paper and pencil tasks, multi-sensory instructional approaches are often effective. When a child is first learning the letters, … Continue reading

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OT Corner: Handwriting Tips for Older Students – Posters!

by Katherine J. Collmer, M.Ed., OTR/L One summer, I came across a remarkable fourth-grade student who desperately wanted to increase her speed with cursive.  We’ll call her Mary.  When I assessed her handwriting skills, I discovered that her letter formations … Continue reading

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OT Resource of the Week: Fun, Free, Pencil Grip Video

Thank you, Ingrid King for sending us this complimentary video off of her new “Songs and Games for Fantastic Fingers” product. Fantastic Fingers, is a fine motor school readiness resource that OTs, parents and teachers can use with children ages 4-6 … Continue reading

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Gender Differences and Handwriting

[Source:  British Journal of Occupational Therapy via Your Therapy Source] Previous research has indicated differences in handwriting based on gender such as girls have often been shown to write faster and more legibly both in elementary school and in higher grades. … Continue reading

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OT Corner: Is Handwriting Dead?

by the Anonymous OT I sat across from a set of parents at an IEP meeting. Nice people- no horror stories of anger, frustration, or possible litigation. Just an average conversation about a child I recently began working with in a … Continue reading

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