Tag Archives: Handwriting

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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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: 15 Pre-Handwriting Factors Leading to Successful Handwriting in Children

[Source:  World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology via Your Therapy Source] A recent 33 question survey on the pre-handwriting factors needed for successful handwriting was completed in 2015 by 535 occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants (from the USA). … Continue reading

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