We help occupational therapists to understand handwriting problems/ dysgraphia by providing a roadmap for goals and treatment intervention strategies for K-5 grade students.
We help regular and learning support teachers identify handwriting problems/dysgraphia in the classroom so that they can communicate observations for effective referrals to the Response to Intervention or IEP/504 team members and incorporate quick solutions with all students in their classrooms.
We support parents through the education of basic dysgraphia symptoms and provide them with strategies to improve homework problems so that they can have more family time.
Do you know a child that writes like this?
SYMPTOMS OF DYSGRAPHIA
Avoiding writing tasks
Awkward pencil grasp
Cramping fingers or hands
Difficulty managing margins
Difficulty with written expression
Inconsistency in forming letters
Inefficient pencil pressure
Intentionally watching their hand write letters
Irregular letter formation, size, sequencing, or line placement
Letter and number reversals
Mixing upper and lowercase letter forms
Need extended time to complete tasks
Odd positions of the wrist or paper
Poor fine motor skills
Poor letter organization
Unorganized thought processes when writing paragraphs
Writing slower than typical students of the same age
Cheri was very helpful in explaining new evaluations to utilize as a school-based therapist and how to utilize organizational strategies in the classroom for a student with underlying dysgraphia. I really appreciate the time she took to provide me with new resources. I can't wait to dive into her book!! ~J. P.
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