Category Archives: Handwriting

Styluses for Dexterity Challenges with Touch Screen Tablet Use

A inquiry from a blog reader requested suggestions for a stylus that would help with challenges with dexterity causing problems grasping writing tools. While standard grippers are currently available, additional research was needed to check current options of styluses. My search reminded … Continue reading

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Handwriting for Heroes – Learn to Write with Your Non-dominant Hand

Loosing hand dominancy after injury or a medical condition is a daunting task after years of developing manipulative skills of one’s preferred hand. A recent assessment of a vocational rehabilitation client in her late twenties who sustained a spinal stroke … Continue reading

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The Handwriting of the Future… | Your Therapy Source – www.YourTherapySource.com

It turns out that handwriting may be making a big comeback! Years ago handwriting was an integral part of the curriculum in our schools. Sourced through Scoop.it from: yourtherapysource.blogspot.co.uk YourTherapySource.com provides a review of a new Kickstarter development that supports … Continue reading

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ModMath 2.0 for Dysgraphia Available

What are the numbers, or are they letters? Is the math correct? Teachers get really good at deciphering writing and math problems like those seen above after becoming familiar with specific students number or letter formations, but it is not easy at … Continue reading

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Handwriting Without Tears Research Review Articles

The Wet Dry Try App, provides explicit instruction for letter formation based on the Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) curriculum. Below is a link to research review articles  related to the  HWT curriculum : Handwriting Without Tears Reference Review Additional supporting research articles: Case-Smith, … Continue reading

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Free Stuff for AOTA Presentation “What’s the Write App?” – A Big Thanks

The AOTA 2015 Convention Appy Hour presentation, “What’s the Write App?” on April 18 went well with many participants joining Brittany Hand, MOT and myself during our app review session. The session focused on 5 favorite writing apps, from pre-handwriting, handwriting … Continue reading

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What’s the Write App?

I was excited to be invited to participate in the Appy Hour at AOTA’s 95th Annual Convention in Nashville Tennessee. So I am enjoying the convention, the speakers and the vendors hall – I can’t believe the all the vendors present! Amazing! Our Appy … Continue reading

Posted in Accessories, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Dysgraphia, Early Childhood, Handwriting, iPad, Occupational Therapy, Pre-writing, Third Party Keyboards, Word Prediction, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments