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Naming Letters Is Not a Straight Path to Literacy: Here’s Why

Naming Letters is not a Straight Path to Literacy: Here’s Why

“The best predictor of beginning reading achievement is a child’s knowledge of letter names" (Adams, 1990). 

I am sure that you have heard this statement. It is one of the most popular...Continue reading

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Handwriting, Coloring, and other Calming Techniques for Students, from an Occupational Therapist

We often want to challenge the children, while also providing a safe and comfortable place to play and learn new skills. This is the balance OTs are constantly challenged with during therapy...Continue reading

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Ask an OT | Self Care Dressing Skills, Wet-Dry-Try Adaptations, and Hand Dominance

Ask an OT - July 2020

Ask an OT is a monthly series answering questions that we receive from educators, parents, and OTs, like you! This month we're exploring developmentally appropriate tips and best...Continue reading

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Ask an OT | Fun Handwriting Activities, Overcoming Sensory Restrictive Environments, and Physical Prompting

Ask an OT - August 2020

Ask an OT is a monthly series answering questions that we receive from educators, parents, and OTs, like you! This month we’re addressing ways to keep learning fun that don’t use...Continue reading

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Ask an OT | Mixed-Age Classrooms, Distance Learning, and Wood Pieces

Ask an OT - July 2020

Ask an OT is a monthly series answering questions that we receive from educators, parents and OTs, like you! Due to coronavirus, many schools are teaching children remotely or are adapting by...Continue reading

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Ask an OT | Pencil pressure, learning cursive, and hand strength

Ask an OT - August 2020

Ask an OT is a monthly series answering questions that we receive from educators, parents, and OTs, like you! This month we’re addressing how to build appropriate pencil pressure,...Continue reading

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Ask an OT | Correcting grip, making handwriting fun, and leftie tips

Ask an OT - July 2020

Ask an OT is a NEW monthly series answering questions that we receive from educators, parents and OTs, like you! This month we’re addressing if you should correct a three year old’s grip, how to...Continue reading

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Left-Handed Handwriting Tips & Guide

left handed writing

What do David Bowie, Oprah, Barack Obama, and Jim Henson (and Kermit!) all have in common? Aside from being the ultimate dream dinner party—they are famous lefties!

 

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Learning & Teaching the Alphabet: Practice & Activities for Kids

Teaching the Alphabet

The Alphabet: Learning, Teaching & Practice

Toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners are like sponges. As they interact with others in their environment, they “soak up” basic...Continue reading

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