Our Favorite Ways to Practice Handwriting

Our Favorite Ways to Practice Handwriting

With the majority of students completing at least part of this past school year online, we have heard from a large number of students they have hardly had to write anything with a pencil this year. As a result, students are struggling to maintain their handwriting skills. Incorporating a few handwriting activities each week into your child’s routine could have a huge payoff when it comes time to return to school this fall. Get some inspiration from our list of favorites!

Dysgraphia Is More Than “Bad Writing”

Dysgraphia Is More Than “Bad Writing”

Dysgraphia is a learning disability where the child has a neurological disorder that affects their ability to write, regardless of their intellect. Learn more about the disability and what options are available for your child to overcome it!

Technological Supports for Students with Dysgraphia

Technological Supports for Students with Dysgraphia

Close The Performance Gap on Dysgraphia When a student has difficulty with the writing process (dysgraphia) – e.g., handwriting, spelling, or putting their thoughts down on paper – there are two ways to close the performance gap. First and foremost, we...
Fun Ways to Practice Handwriting

Fun Ways to Practice Handwriting

Handwriting practice is extremely valuable for multiple reasons, yet many students are resistive to doing it. Check out these valuable tips and tricks to help your child make the most of their handwriting practice.

Handwriting strengthens fine motor and cognitive skills and builds self-confidence and self-esteem.

Gross Motor Skill Activities for Better Handwriting

Gross Motor Skill Activities for Better Handwriting

Good gross motor control provides the core stability and strength necessary for hand and finger muscles to do their work. Gross motor skills involve the postural control and movement of large muscle groups in the neck, shoulders, trunk, and legs; these skills allow us to perform tasks like sitting upright, standing, walking, running, and playing. Gross motor skill development typically precedes the development of fine motor skills.

Fine Motor Skills for Handwriting

Fine Motor Skills for Handwriting

The muscles used in handwriting begin to develop and strengthen in infancy. By the age of five, most children have developed enough muscle strength and control to begin writing. The small finger muscles are the ones most central to the writing process. If your child needs help improving the muscle strength that leads to fine motor skills for handwriting success, read more for some ideas!

How to Help Your Child Place Letters on a Line

How to Help Your Child Place Letters on a Line

Placing text on a line ( baseline placement) is challenging for some children. Depending on the age of the child and the severity of the problem, I use several strategies to facilitate proper baseline placement. Here are six techniques you can try at home: 1. When...
SnapType App for Dysgraphia

SnapType App for Dysgraphia

SnapType is an app designed to help children who have difficulty with writing (dysgraphia). While I believe that it’s always best to determine the underlying causes of dysgraphia and work on remediating the specific components of handwriting that children are...
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