Triumphant Shout Occupational Therapy Services for Children
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Since 2004, I have worked part-time, in my own private paediatric occupational therapy practice. Currently my books are closed and I am only seeing regular existing clients and not taking any new clients!
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Handwriting Evidence to Practice
In my clinical work, I have a great interest in the area of handwriting as I have worked with many children who struggle in this area.
Teaching children to form their letters correctly from the outset, when they are initially learning to handwrite, is extremely important.
Handwriting is a complex cognitive motor skill which requires explicit instruction and practice to master confidently.
I have received referrals for many students who can not correctly form their letters, and as they are so focused on trying to recall the form of the letters, this then impacts upon their overall literacy skills and can affect their ability to punctuate and add correct grammar or spelling.
It is evidence-informed practice that when letter formation speed, accuracy and automaticity or fluency improves in one’s handwriting, then so too, do the above-mentioned abilities.
Very approachable, kind beyond words
Very approachable, kind beyond words and enthusiastic about her work. Open to discuss a range of topics and a supplier of knowledgeable educational products, especially for younger learners. After a short session for a virtual cultural exchange, there was not one student who had a negative comment or remark. Highly recommended in her area of work.
University Lecturer of English Teaching Major Students, Costa Rica
Fantastic resource! It is great to have motivating technology supports available for teaching correct letter formation with Queensland children. I have added these videos as examples of the use of technology to teach the skill of handwriting (an evidence-informed practice!) in my professional learning workshops that I lead for OTs / teachers / parents etc
Helen McLennan, Occupational Therapist & Teacher
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