In the diverse classroom landscape, teachers encounter students with various needs and preferences, including the unique challenges left-handed students face when it comes to learning handwriting. While most instructional materials cater to right-handed individuals, educators must adapt their approach to accommodate left-handed learners effectively. This blog post will explore some essential considerations and strategies for teaching handwriting to left-handed students.
After years of teaching handwriting to individual clients and classrooms full of kids, I have become a big believer in the use of multisensory activities to facilitate learning. Today I want to show you several favorite activities and methods you can incorporate into your teaching. Because this is such a fundamental aspect of my therapeutic approach as an OT, I can hardly believe I’ve never published a blog on this important subject before.
If you are a parent, home-school parent, or teacher looking for a cursive program, you will find many cursive curricula to choose from. Most are less than stellar, and it can be difficult or expensive to find an effective program. I can help show you what to look for and what to avoid.
As an occupational therapist working in schools, I have taught hundreds of children how to transition from printing to cursive. But it wasn’t until I uprooted my adult life and moved from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest that I encountered the simple, elegant style known as italic cursive.