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Fine/Visual Motor Skills - UPDATED 7/15/16
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Handwriting-UPDATED 7/15/16
Handwriting-UPDATED 7/15/16
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Handwriting-UPDATED 7/15/16 Handwriting

Producing legible handwriting involves many skills, including fine motor, visual motor, sensory, language.  Difficulties in any of these areas may result in writing, whether manuscript or cursive, that is not automatic and flowing.  Often children learn bad habits, including pencil grasp and letter formation, at a very young age (preschool), and then carry those habits into their school years.  These habits are very difficult to break, so it is best to have the skills learned correctly and consistently, at an age that is developmentally appropriate.  Correct grasp and letter formation can be achieved through many fun activities, and without ever picking up a pencil (see Fine/Visual Motor).

This page has links to various handwriting sites, including programs, resources, and other information.  Also click on the sub-link in the menu at the left for ideas for teaching left handed writers.

NEW - Writing Rubrics for Kindergarten

NEW - Sensory Processing and Handwriting

NEW - Teacher's Ultimate Guide to Letter and Number Reversals

My Pinterest - Pre-writing/Handwriting

Handwriting Practice - Write a Letter to Your Favorite Disney Character

Rainbow Writing - How it helps emerging writers

Zaner Blosser Fonts Online

Free Printable Handwriting Paper

Graphomotor Activity

Therapy Street for Kids

Handwriting Club: Using Sensory Integration Strategies to Improve Handwriting

BFH Handwriting-The Blog

Handwriting Without Tears Handwriting Screener - The Screener of Handwriting Proficiency is a free, easy to administer, whole-class assessment that lets you identify classes and students who are struggling with handwriting.

Matman  - you must create a free account to access this

Handwriting Info for Parents and Teachers

Zwolle Elementary School - tons of writing startes, handwriting activities, different paper, etc.

Pre-writing/WritingActivities

EarTwiggles-Preschool

Handwriting Tools

Handwriting and Dysgraphia

First Strokes

Handwriting Without Tears

Handwriting Paper

Visual Learners Alphabet

Handwriting For Kids

Tips on Handwriting

Fun Handwriting Games

Why is Handwriting So Challenging?

Additional files and links below!!

Disclaimer
The information presented in this web site is provided as a source for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as a recommended program, or substitute for physician or therapist evaluation or treatment by a healthcare professional.



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Lamarque Elementary School, Sarasota School District