How to turn a Simple Craft Project into a Therapeutic Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”][/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”4907″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4990″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1513675271205{margin-top: 35px !important;}”]Occupational therapists have a reputation for being crafty. I’m not! So when I needed a Christmas craft for my students, I predictably turned to Pinterest.  My rule of thumb for craft projects (and recipes)

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Making a Case for Lowercase

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The question of whether to teach children uppercase or lowercase letters first is often debated. Proponents of upper case contend that: Uppercase is developmentally more appropriate because the letters are easier to form. Uppercase letters are easier to recognize. The transition from upper case to lower case is easy. Are

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Teaching Handwriting: 5 Essential Practices

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The following video shares five core principles for making handwriting instruction highly effective and engaging. You will learn practical strategies that can be implemented in your classroom right away: Video Script Hi! Today we are going to discuss 5 essential practices to keep in mind when teaching handwriting. SMALL GROUPS

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Teaching Handwriting: Don’t Forget Your Lines!

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] Many students struggle with where to start their letters! Sound familiar? Using three-lined paper makes it easier for your students to know where to start and end their letters. In fact, the use of lines is critical to handwriting development! These easy-to-understand classroom

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Pencil Grip Tips

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As an occupational therapist, I have seen children hold pencils many ways. Sometimes this is okay, and sometimes it isn’t. While many teachers do not have the time to address pencil grip during their busy days, the way a child holds a pencil directly affects his or her ability to

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Investigating Poor Handwriting

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] “I can’t read this!” How many times have you seen this written on a child’s homework assignment?  When a child has bad handwriting, it is often assumed that he is lazy, not putting forth his best effort or just not sufficiently motivated to

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