Tag Archives: Handwriting

OT Corner: Modern Handwriting or Hieroglyphics? Did We Make a Mistake?

by Kathryn Collmer, OTR/L “Is writing really for the eye, at the expense of the hands?” Dr. Mark Changizi, evolutionary neurobiologist,sparks this thought in his book, The Vision Revolution.Inside that very exciting volume, he reveals that it is fortunate for the eye that “writing … Continue reading

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Pediatric Therapy Corner: The Interpretation of Handwriting

By: Liora Laufer CEO and Founder of Callirobics   I met “Matthew” in a self-paced class that was part of a dropout prevention program in our local high school. The teachers in that program have noticed that there is a … Continue reading

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OT Corner: What Do Handwriting and Optical Illusions Have in Common?

   Image Credit:  Science Bob Katherine J. Collmer, M.Ed., OTR/L Optical illusions fascinate us with the tricks they play on our visual system.  Combinations of angles, contrasts, and geometrical shapes have the power to confuse our brain into thinking that … Continue reading

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OT Activity of the Week: Jack-O-Lantern Challenge Maze

[Source: Your Therapy Source] Try this Jack-O-Lantern challenge maze.  Draw a line through the matching pumpkin from start to finish.  This activity encourages visual motor and higher level visual discrimination skills. You can download it for free at http://yourtherapysource.com/freejackolanternmaze.html Please Support … Continue reading

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Robotic Therapy Aids Kids’ Handwriting Skills

[Source:  Science Daily] Researchers from Leeds and Bradford are working with colleagues from the United States to develop an exciting new robotic device that helps children to practice and improve their manual (hand) coordination. The findings of a pilot study … Continue reading

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