A guest post from regular contributor Katherine Collmer. Now therein lies the question! What exactly DO we do with handwriting? When I was a new pediatric occupational therapist, I found that question to be both disturbing and intriguing. It disturbed me on two levels. First, that I didn’t really know if we did? Second, why
A Guest post from our regular contributor, Katherine Collmer. If I’ve learned anything at all during my 15+ years as an occupational therapist, it’s that OT-speak can be confusing! Proprioception, sensory modulation, visual memory and visual closure are all just a jumble of words written in the language of OT, mostly indecipherable to parents, teachers
There’s no question that cursive handwriting has taken the leading role on the stage of forsaken fine motor skills. Its glamour has paled and its loops have sagged, that’s for sure. Cursive debates have been making their rounds throughout the country. But notwithstanding their clamor, the curly cues have retained their share of the billing.
Take a moment to play along with me. Think about your daily routine – at home or at work. Walk yourself through a typical day starting from the moment after you are dressed and ready to go. Let’s say you are leaving for work. You know the route, how long it will take, where you’ll
This is a guest post by Katherine Collmer from Handwriting With Katherine. Did you know that efficient handwriting skills are first cousins to efficient postural skills? And were you aware that good postural skills are close relatives of effective visual skills? It’s true. The “hip bone IS connected to the thighbone” and, indirectly, to every