Tag Archives: Handwriting

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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OT Corner: Cursive Law Writes New Chapter For Handwriting In Alabama’s Schools

[Article and Image Source: NPR] Second-grader Caedmon Craig is attempting to write in cursive and he’s being helped by his mom. But a lot of erasing is happening at this kitchen table in Prattville, Ala. This school year Caedmon will … Continue reading

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OT Corner: 5 Evidence Based Factors That Affect Handwriting Speed

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] Written output performance in the classroom is associated with handwriting speed.  If the child can not write with an appropriate speed it can be difficult to manage classroom assignments in a timely manner throughout the school … Continue reading

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Is Cursive Making a Comeback?

[Article and Image Source: Washington Post] Cursive writing was supposed to be dead by now. Schools would stop teaching it. Kids would stop learning it. Everyone would stop using it. The Common Core standards adopted by most states in recent … Continue reading

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Handwriting Idea of the Week: Minute Mania

by Katherine J. Collmer, M.Ed., OTR/L I have found that games that prove to be the most beneficial to students who are challenged by speed and fluidity are those that encourage them to compete against themselves.   Writing races can be … Continue reading

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