Tackling Spelling Difficulties

Tackling Spelling Difficulties Written by Melissa Fitzpatrick, Occupational Therapist April 9, 2020 This Week’s blog post was written by Melissa Fitzpatrick, OTR/L and Certified K-5 Dysgraphia Specialist. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and has...

What is the main goal of handwriting?

I did a Q&A session yesterday. They were asked to include a question about becoming a dysgraphia consultant. One question was about the main goal of handwriting. What is the main goal of handwriting? The Print Tool focuses on visual memory, orientation, line...

Have you considered these 5 mistakes?

Have you considered these 5 mistakes that Heather talks about in this article? Heather is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.  She does a wonderful job sharing five mistakes that impede the developmental milestones of learning to write. An area that she did...

What is most important about handwriting?

Many therapists, teachers, and parents get caught up in letter formation. What is the real goal of handwriting? is it the direction that the letter is made? Is it sequencing of writing the letter? Is it legibility? Baseline up? Writing letters from the baseline up or...

Accomodating Division

In Facebook several weeks ago, a mom put her child’s work on a post.  This post was different than many that I see.  Many are crying for help. This one demonstrated a technique that helps accommodate visual-spatial and memory dysgraphia and dyscalculia. Mom realized...