Tag Archives: Handwriting

Cursive Writing Education Returns to NYC Schools

[Source:  NBC NY] Cursive handwriting instruction is returning to elementary school classrooms in New York City. Schools chancellor Carmen Fariña has committed to include cursive writing in third-grade curriculum in city schools, according to Staten Island assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who has … Continue reading

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3 Handwriting Games to Print and Play

[Source: Your Therapy Source] Handwriting practice is essential for improvement but it can get boring and kids become disinterested.  Try adding some fun to your handwriting practice with these 3 FREE handwriting games to just print and play.  No prep … Continue reading

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OT Corner: 10 Ideas to Increase Pencil Pressure

[Source: Your Therapy Source] Recently, I received a question about a student who is having difficulty applying pencil pressure when writing.  The therapist was having some success using markers but was looking for other suggestions.  Here are 10 ideas to … Continue reading

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OT Corner: Fine Motor Activities to Encourage Good Pencil Grip

[Source:  The Melissa and Doug Blog] These play-based fine motor activities are provided for the Melissa & Doug blog by Cindy Utzinger,  pediatric Occupational Therapist. Holding a pencil correctly- why does something that looks so easy seem so hard to teach … Continue reading

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Motor Performance and Social-Communicative Impairment in Children with ADHD

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] The Journal of Attention Disorders published research on 11 children with ADHD – Combined Type (ADHD-CT) and 10 typically developing children as the control group.  Each child participated in an upper limb Fitts’ aiming task to measure motor performance … Continue reading

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