The Kaleidopaint App serves 2 purposes
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The Kaleidopaint App serves 2 purposes

I have written about coloring detailed geometric shape pages to work on hand and finger strengthening and visual perception in older students. You can buy a book of these coloring pages on Amazon, but you can also now make your own using the Kaleidopaint App. It is a free app for the iPad. The app…

New Writing paper, “Mud Paper” to get letters stuck in the mud
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New Writing paper, “Mud Paper” to get letters stuck in the mud

Karen over at Miss Awesomeness uses Lava Paper that she thought up and that I made for her. I have tried the Lava Paper with some of my kids as well, but many of my students had trouble with the “complex” concept of Lava. I know lava is not truly that complex, but many of…

Writing Charms
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Writing Charms

Many of the kids that I see for therapy have trouble with handwriting. Handwriting trouble stems from other problems such as fine motor problems, hand weakness, visual motor/visual perceptual problems, in-hand manipulation, and motor planning problems. One small thing that can help with handwriting is to get the hand in the right position to write…

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Copying From The Board

I have some students that have trouble copying from the board during class.  When practicing this, I noticed that they are copying letter by letter rather than writing a whole word.  This means that they write a letter, look up at the board, write a letter, look at the board, write another letter, etc.  I…