Fun Writing Games for Kids – Free Activities, Resources & Practice Exercises Online.
We don’t often think about handwriting before kids actually have to do it starting in kindergarten–I remember thinking, why is my son’s OT through the Early Intervention program concerned about whether he can draw with a crayon at 27 months old?–but the child who is behind in fine motor skills will need lots of extra … Continue reading
Sensory integration is an innate neurobiological process that refers to the interpretation of sensory stimulation from the environment (Ayres, 1979). When a child has a Sensory Processing Disorder, information from the environment and one’s own senses are not organized well in the brain. This results in problems in processing information and behaving appropriately for the … Continue reading
Handwriting is complex perceptual-motor skill that is dependent upon the maturation and integration of a number of cognitive, perceptual and motor skills, and is developed through instruction (Hamstra-Bletz and Blote, 1993; Maeland, 1992). While a plethora of information exists in lay and professional literature about many of the common problems experienced by school age children, … Continue reading
Occupational therapists use a sensory integrative frame of reference when addressing a child’s development of functional skills from a sensory standpoint (Kimball, 1999a). Using the sensory integrative approach, the therapist analyzes the child’s processing of vestibular, proprioceptive, and tactile sensations in relation to his or her ability to learn and move, essential components of the … Continue reading
Handwriting Club: Using Sensory Integration Strategies to Improve Handwriting | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets.
30 Ideas for Teaching Writing – National Writing Project.
Teaching Writing: The Elementary Years.
Lesson Plans: second grade writing lessons (Elementary, 4 Blocks).
Second Grade Writing Resources.