Tag Archives: Handwriting

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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Handwriting Size and Children with Autism

[Source:  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders via Your Therapy Source] Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published a study of  26 boys with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and 17 typically developing children and their ability to regulate the size and consistency of fundamental … Continue reading


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Pencil Grasp Activities – Pediatric and School Based OT Resources of the Week

[Source: Skillbuildersonline.com] Introduction The manner in which a child holds a pencil is called “pencil grasp.” It involves the positioning of their fingers on the pencil & the position of the pencil in their hand. Usually between the ages of … Continue reading


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Early Parental Writing Support is Key to Children’s Literacy

[Source: Science Daily] Children of the Information Age are inundated with written words streaming across smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens. A new Tel Aviv University study says that preschoolers should be encouraged to write at a young age — even … Continue reading


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“Frozen” Inspired Salt Writing Tray

[Source:  I Can Teach My Child] I am somewhat obsessed with the smooth, shiny, ice-like texture from corn syrup paint.  A few weeks ago we created a Frozen-inspired name painting.  After it was finished, I thought it would be a great … Continue reading


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