The Importance of Index Finger Isolation Our hand has 5 digits. Each one a different length, with various degrees and directions of movement. All of them important to daily function. But do you know which finger I focus on the most in therapy sessions? THE POINTER … [Read more...] about What’s the POINT?!
As an OT, there are basic pre-requisite skills I look for when handwriting concerns are brought to my attention. Many of these skills require an adult to observe, adjust, and help create the optimal workspace for the child(ren). Other skills may require a bit of prompting … [Read more...] about Basic Skills for Handwriting
When it comes to "sloppy" or illegible handwriting there are so many factors to consider. Fortunately, letter sizing is something that's easy to pinpoint, even to an untrained eye. Sizing is also something that should refine over time AKA improve developmentally. If you … [Read more...] about Handwriting: Tips & Tricks for Letter Sizing
In my house, we love a nightly dance party. It's critical for my boys to expend some energy, laugh, and connect with mom and dad after a long day. We've been having a great time with some awesome new Christmas tunes with great beats as well as some classics. Here are our Top 25 … [Read more...] about Christmas Dance Party Playlist
Vision The all-important sense that the majority of us have, but most take for granted. This article walks you through the role our eyes play as we learn to write—specifically how important they are in helping us to size, place, and proportion everything. Pre-Writing … [Read more...] about Visual Boundaries: What’s the Big Deal?
10 Tried & True Favorites Here are 10 games for handwriting practice. They are semi-sorted by age appropriateness from youngest to oldest while attempting to factor in the complexity of each game and the ability to adjust the amount of writing required. It's quite … [Read more...] about Games for Handwriting Practice