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Therapy Resource of the Week: Hand, Shoulder, Elbow Then Pencils - featured July 8, 2011

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Pediatric Occupational Therapist, John Murray, demonstrates how to incorporate gross motor involvement in preparing to write. It takes not only the small motor planning of all the small muscles of the hands, many children involve their elbows and even shoulders. Here is a simple and fun way to work those systems, integrate the sensory writing, and get the mind to blend all the extrinsic and intrinsic activities that need to happen to use a pencil.


Tags: Tip or Resources of Week Handwriting Newsletter 8 July 2011