Shalom!

Many people think Shalom means peace.  I learned today that part of that peace is bringing wholeness or completion to something. Whether it’s a building or a relationship, we all need to feel whole in our response to the circumstances around us.

There are many holes in our understanding of dysgraphia.  However, science continues to bring answers to our many questions.  Still, the questions remain.

What questions do you have about dysgraphia?

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Let’s get the questions flowing as we begin tackling the answers to our questions together.  As people begin joining the Facebook group Handwriting: Brain-Body DisConnect, they have brought so many ideas of needs they need to be answered.

I, Cheri, am only a facilitator.  I am willing to share what I have learned.  However, YOU are working with many more children than I can possibly help!  We are a team.  We are a tribe.  We are a village of people on the same quest – transforming the lives of the next generation.  You have so many ways to contribute to this conversation to bring Shalom, wholeness, to our understanding of this complex subject, dysgraphia.  We need each other!  Keep the conversation growing!

Let’s begin sharing our December activities in the group.  Tell us why that activity will help a dysgraphic child.

Here’s my activity!

                                           

 

This game helps children with visual perceptual skills, turn taking, and fine motor skills.

Each card has one picture that is the same as a picture on another card.  Can you find the match?  It took me a few moments too.

The identical picture on both cards in the picture on the right is the cupcakes.

They are two different sizes, which helps a child’s form constancy.  Form constancy is the ability to identify the same shape or form no matter which direction is facing or a change in size.  Children with visual-spatial dysgraphia have difficulty matching because is turned and a different size.

This two-person game is a wonderful OT intervention session to work on matching skills or at Center Time in the classroom to promote taking turns.  This game can also be a wonderful resource for indoor recess.

To find games like this one in stores, look for Spot It.  There are several varieties. This particular version was not produced by the original manufacturer; I purchased at Dollar General last season. Spot It does have a holiday version.

You are next.  Share your holiday activity.

 

Writing it by hand,

Cheri Dotterer, MS, OTR/L

Dysgraphia Consultant

 

Let’s build the dysgraphia community

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