Drawing on a vertical surface has many great benefits for fine motor coordination. Kids can also practice standing in one place and reaching the entire board – and crossing midline when reaching with each hand!
On this episode, I will discuss things to consider when working with kids on handwriting activities and strategies. These will mainly revolve around making sure they are set up for success! Also, a special Halloween Treat: a short story written and read by my son!
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Milestones Podcast Website:
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AJOT Research Article
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March/April 2009, Vol. 63, 182-192. doi:10.5014/ajot.63.2.182
Engel-Yeger, Batya, et al. “Handwriting Performance, Self-Reports, and Perceived Self-Efficacy Among Children With Dysgraphia.” American Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 Mar. 2009, ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1865824&resultClick=3.
Today I will discuss the development of grasp from infants to kids as it relates to preparing for handwriting activities.
Greutman, Heather, et al. “Typical Pencil Grasp Development for Kids.” Growing Hands-On Kids, 21 June 2017, www.growinghandsonkids.com/pencil-grasp-development-for-writing.html. Accessed 5 Sept. 2017.
Grasp Development Website:
Dennis, Julie L; Swinth, Yvonne. “Pencil Grasp and Children’s Handwriting Legibility During Different-Length Writing Tasks”. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March/April 2001, Vol. 55, 175-183. doi:10.5014/ajot.55.2.175