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Writing

Writing is a complex visual motor task used throughout the lifespan. Writing requires fine motor skills to grasp and manipulate writing tools and paper. Vision is incorporated when writing to print within lines, copy and/or form letters with accuracy, use accurate spacing between letters/words, and accurately align writing on paper (horizontally, write left to right, etc.). Occupational therapists address handwriting using direct teaching of the skill, adapting or modifying tools and tasks, or finding alternative forms for written expression (i.e., voice to text into a computer).

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  • Movie Film Review Writing Prompt preview

    Movie Film Review Writing Prompt

    Jessica Lenden-Holt MA CCC-SLP

    PDF format. Includes: Name, Date, Movie Title, Star Ranking, Writing Prompt (Write a one paragraph review for the last movie you saw), Lined spacing for paragraph

  • Camping: Handwriting preview

    Camping: Handwriting

    Glenna Nave

    Handwriting Worksheet. Occupational Therapy Resource. OT Resource. Have students select 6 of the items pictured that they would take on a camping trip and write them in the blanks.

  • Letter Box Matching - Easter preview

    Letter Box Matching - Easter

    Glenna Nave

    Handwriting Resource. Visual Perception Worksheet. Occupational Therapy Resource. OT. Following the Size Matters Handwriting Program, match the words on the right to the correct size letter boxes o...

  • Pre Writing Tracing preview

    Pre Writing Tracing

    Krystan Inman

    Pre-writing skills are the fundamental skills children need to develop before they are able to write. These skills contribute to the child's ability to hold and use a pencil, and eventually the abi...

  • Letter Box Matching - Pets preview

    Letter Box Matching - Pets

    Glenna Nave

    Handwriting Resource. Letter recognition Resources. Visual Processing Resources. Occupational Therapy Resources. Following the Size Matters Handwriting Program, match the word to the correct letter...

    Includes activity list
  • Scaffolding Writing preview

    Scaffolding Writing

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Scaffolding writing with starter sentences is a tool to help learners achieve independence. Writing is broken down into smaller steps, with examples, clues, prompts, and reminders. 2 slides.

  • Creative Writing - Transportation preview

    Creative Writing - Transportation

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Language Resource. Writing Resource. Comprehensive. Occupational Therapy Resource. Transportation. Imagination. Senses. Feelings. Typing.

  • National Punctuation Day September 24th preview

    National Punctuation Day September 24th

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Punctuation Worksheets. Grammar. Language Resource.

  • Trace Numbers 1-20 preview

    Trace Numbers 1-20

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Number Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. 20 worksheets for tracing and writing numbers from 1-20, enhanced with dice and finger numbers equivalent.

    Includes activity list
  • Thanksgiving Game Board preview

    Thanksgiving Game Board

    Glenna Nave

    Handwriting Resource. Board Game Resource. Fine Motor Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. A Thanksgiving theme board game to improve motivation for handwriting practice.

  • Halloween Handwriting preview

    Halloween Handwriting

    Glenna Nave

    Handwriting Resource. Letter Formation resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. OT. This worksheet features 1" writing lines for handwriting practice.

  • First Day of School Activities preview

    First Day of School Activities

    Bethany Ayer

    Caregivers Handout. Teacher Handout. An easily scalable exercise with the First Day of School theme.

    Includes activity list
  • Flag Day June 14th preview

    Flag Day June 14th

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    2 Worksheets with a flag theme. One is 9 U.S. state flags ( NY, MA, PA, TN, MS, TX, OH, WA, CA), and the second is with flags from around the world.

  • My Family Tree preview

    My Family Tree

    Teodora Gajic Bakic

    Family Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Mother's Day. Father's Day. 2 worksheets: One with visual prompts to fill in the names of family members, and another is with scaffolding writing pro...

  • ONE DICE Questions and 4 Letter Words preview

    ONE DICE Questions and 4 Letter Words

    Teodor Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Occupational Therapy Resources. OT. Language. Teletherapy. Use the digital 1 die reaction feature. 4 letter words. Fine-motor. Spelling. Typing. Beginners. SLP.

    Includes activity list
  • Film Movie Review Writing Prompts and Discussion preview

    Film Movie Review Writing Prompts and Discussion

    Jessica Lenden-Holt CCC-SLP

    Film Review Template Includes: Title, Genre, Actors, Setting, Star Rating, Review with lined spaced, Opinion Column (favorite character, quote, costume, scene, "What I didn't like", What I would ch...

  • Pre-Writing Tracing Coloring Sports preview

    Pre-Writing Tracing Coloring Sports

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Tracing Pre-writing Coloring Resource. Sports Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Handwriting Resource.

  • Five Senses: My Birthday preview

    Five Senses: My Birthday

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Occupational Therapy Resource. Language Resource. Speech resource. SLP. OT. Senses. We feel it is our birthday by smelling cake, feeling love and touching presents, seeing happy faces, and hearing ...

  • Halloween Handwriting - Title Case preview

    Halloween Handwriting - Title Case

    Glenna Nave

    Handwriting Resource. Fine Motor resource. Letter Formation Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. This worksheet features 1" writing lines.

    Includes activity list
  • Letter Box Matching - Farm Animals preview

    Letter Box Matching - Farm Animals

    Glenna Nave

    Handwriting Resources. Fine Motor Worksheet. Visual processing Resources. Occupational Therapy Resources. Following the Size Matters Handwriting Program, match the words on the right to the correct...

Goal Bank

  • Given adaptive paper, Arnoldo will write her first name with 8/8 legible letter formations with letter within 8/8" from writing line on 8 out of 8 attempts as measured by work samples and data collection to improve handwriting and fine motor skills in 8 consecutive therapy sessions.
  • Annika will write 3 phonemes with minimal assistance with at least 90% accuracy for line placement, sizing, and spacing over a 3 week therapy period.
  • Given near point model and moderate tactile prompts, Reginald will legibly copy her first name 4 out of 4 trials as measured by work samples and data collection to promote academic success.