I’m pleased to introduce Dr. Beverly Moskowitz, this week’s guest blogger for Pediatric OT Tips! Dr. Moskowitz is a true handwriting expert! She is also a nationally recognized speaker with 38+ years of experience as a pediatric Occupational Therapist and a specialist in educationally based practice.
In 2010, Bev launched Real OT Solutions, Inc. Its mission, as both a service and product-oriented business is to provide consumers with Effective, Efficient, Affordable and Fun solutions to school needs. Guided by the research and literature, Bev formalized and tested an innovative method to teaching handwriting that resulted in fast, immediate and lasting changes. The result is the Size Matters Handwriting Program—a comprehensive approach that is measurable, fiscally responsible, adaptable, easy and now… proven.
Do you suffer from Handwriting Headaches?
- Completing practice pages diligently but still not transitioning your children to legibility?
- Struggling to build printing carryover from home and therapy to the classroom or other writing assignments?
- Losing the battle to technology?
Stop whatever strategy you have been using to date. Neat printing is not that hard. Neither is it about the variable you’ve probably been drilling.
Chances are that your workbook, verbal feedback, visual references and more have been focusing on the forms of each letter or number.
But here’s a news flash. It is not about form. There are 62 different forms when you add up all the upper case letters, lower case letters and numbers. Rather, it’s about size. Letter Size. When you focus on Size, form follows. Not the other way around. And when you correct errors in letter size, you’ll see an immediate difference in the consistency, and thus readability of the written page.
And here is even better news. There are only 3 sizes. When children concentrate on making their letters touch the writing lines in all the right places, there is an immediate and dramatic change in readability. Yes, you’ve read that right. Children catch on quickly, empowered by the knowledge of what makes letters Star-Worthy and why others need more work.
Stars. Dice. Spaghetti. Meatballs. Singing. Dancing. Could these all be features of a proven approach to teaching and remediating handwriting? You bet.
Stay tuned to learn more. Or sneak a peak at the Size Matters Handwriting Program at www.realOTsolutions.com.
Research, evidence, Key Concepts and The Rules are coming soon. You can and will get handwriting under control.
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