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Pencil Grasp Basics – An Infographic

Considering the fact that handwriting problems are the primary reason for referral to occupational therapy services in school-age children (Schwellnus et al., 2012), I wanted to put together an infographic with a few “pencil grasp basics” to keep in mind. … Continue reading

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Handwriting Paper: What’s Really Between the Lines?

Handwriting. You focus on letter memory, formation, sizing, spacing, and line placement. You try to find the right handwriting program from choices like Zaner-Bloser, D’Nealian, and Handwriting Without Tears. You make sure a child’s little hand is ready for writing, … Continue reading

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Tested in Therapy: Ergonomic Stylus Review

Let’s face it- tablets, iPads, smart phones… they are pretty much everywhere these days, even in the therapy world. While these gadgets are obviously the new normal, it is very important to remember the importance of good ol’ fashioned fine … Continue reading

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Putting Cursive on the Chopping Block

The inclusion of cursive handwriting within a school’s curriculum has been debated for a while now. The lovely people over at PediaStaff forwarded me a recent article from the New York Times debating the need to teach cursive ( Is … Continue reading

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Pencil Grip 101

{If you aren’t familiar with pencil grasps or the anatomy of the hand, you might want to check out my post, “When to Fix a Pencil Grasp” as an introduction.} Suppose you have a child that can’t hold a pencil correctly… what … Continue reading

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When to “Fix” a Pencil Grasp

Hey, we can’t all have perfect grasps…but we can have functional grasps. Determining the differences between the two can save parents and children a lot of unnecessary headaches. Before I dive too deeply into this subject, allow me to explain … Continue reading

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Pinned on Pinterest, Tested in Therapy: Test Pin #9 DIY Light Box

To see all Pinterest test pins, click here. I was first introduced to the awesomeness of the light box at a fine motor continuing education course. And yes, I was very close to ordering the $45 product right then and … Continue reading

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