MAKE WRITING FUN!
Handwriting is an important skill for children to master and struggles in this area may directly affect school performance. The Handwriting Without Tears program utilizes a fun and educational way to improve the speed and legibility of your child’s handwriting.
"Handwriting Without Tears" is a six week program designed for children experiencing difficulties with the skill of handwriting. This unique program was developed by, and is taught by Occupational Therapists. Each week focuses on a different underlying skill that precedes the development of handwriting. A multi-sensory approach to handwriting is emphasized, including general body coordination, tactile and kinesthetic awareness, visual spatial perception, hand manipulation skill, strength and motor planning. The handwriting kit includes a workbook, chalkboard, basic letter shapes and work mat, pencils for little hands, and a chalk bit and sponge.
+ Classes are one hour, two times per week for 6 weeks
+ Children will be expected to complete five minutes of practice every day of the week
+ Parents will receive weekly updates
+ Small class sizes
+ Classes are for children ages 6-11
Assessment Dates: Assessments will take place June 24 through July 5, 2013. Call 616.997.6172 to get more details or schedule an appointment
Clinic Dates: The clinic will be 2 days per week for 6 weeks, starting the week of July 8 and ending the week of August 12.
Locations and Days
Mondays: Coopersville 11am
Tuesdays: Cedar Springs 11am
Wednesdays: Wayland 1pm
Thursdays: Cedar Springs 11am
Fridays: Coopersville 11am and Wayland 1pm
Cost: The assessment, 6 week class, and kit is $150
One-on-one training may be reimbursable through some insurance providers with a referral from your doctor. Call us at 866.997.6172 for details.
Before acceptance into the program each child is individually screened to determine appropriateness and identify individual problem areas. Parents are encouraged to be present at the screening, as their input is necessary for discussion on the findings, as well as for completing paperwork.
To participate, children must have been exposed to the alphabet and previously taught how to form letters. The program’s main objective is instruction in printing, however, instructive in cursive will be on a case by case basis.
Contact Northern Physical Therapy at 866.997.6172, northernpts.com, or email@example.com to register or get more information.