Here at OT OuTdoors we have over 20 years of experience in sensory integration and use a multi-sensory approach to promote handwriting skills for our clients. We use a variety of approaches and resources in our interventions that include flashlight games, use of putty, shaving cream and other fun textures and games and themes dependent upon each clients individual interest. We incorporate techniques from Educlime, Handwriting Without Tears, and First Strokes just to name a few. Pictured above is one of our 5yr old friends “fishing” for the letters in his name. This fun activity allows him to practice his fine motor grip, in-hand manipulation and hand-eye coordination skills as well as increase the strength and endurance in his arms and hands. All the while he is practicing his letter recognition. Improving all skills required for handwriting success! This is one of many activities that can be performed at OT OuTdoors and practiced at home. Other fun activities to encourage and promote handwriting at home include:
OT OuTdoors "... because life doesn’t happen in a clinic"
Sara Martinez OTAS Level II Fieldwork Student
and Carrie R. Jacobs M,OTR/L