Tag Archives: Handwriting

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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“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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National Handwriting Day is Coming Up!

January 23rd is National Handwriting Day. Here are some great activities compiled from around the internet to help you celebrate with your students: John Hancock Fact Sheet on Handwriting Without Tears 5 Activities for National Handwriting Day from Your Therapy … Continue reading

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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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Pencil Grasp, Legibility and Muscle Activation

[Source: Your Therapy Source] A recent study was published on pencil grasp, legibility and muscle activation. The researchers evaluated differences in the handwriting characteristics of thirty-four 18-22-year-old subjects when using the four primary handwriting grip styles: dynamic quadrupod, dynamic tripod, … Continue reading

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