Multisensory handwriting is a tool commonly used as an approach for handwriting for children who are just learning letter formation, children with learning disabilities and children who have difficulty with handwriting or children learning cursive.
This includes 1 page for introducing to parents (page 4-6- 3 different pages but they are not customizable – you cannot type in the pages, sorry! ), 5 pages (pages 7– 11) of strategies including tips and directions with SOME of the explanations, to clarify. There is 1 page (page 12) that is the chart of all the ideas.
Multisensory approaches can help children to practice handwriting in a fun way. Multisensory approach taps into senses by having children practice using sensory experiences (ie: textures, movement, etc.)
Practice makes perfect and using a multisensory approach helps to make handwriting practice fun and can increase repetitions!
Multisensory handwriting approach can also help students to explicitly remember handwriting strokes by tapping into their senses.
Multisensory approaches should always be used with explicit teaching.
Many of these multisensory experiences overlap, some of them are listed on multiple pages, and others are just listed once. Tips and directions are included with SOME of the explanations, to clarify.
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This is perfect for RTI / MTSS as an intervention for scissors skills, and hand strength.This is great for visual scanning, visual perceptual skills, coordination, visual motor integration and fine motor. This is also a perfect activity for occupational therapists OT, teachers, speech pathologists SLP, special education SPED teachers and other school professionals while working on skills!
I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material. I have used my materials with a variety of children with different disabilities including learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, sensory processing disorder, ADD, ADHD, visual impairments, deaf/hard of hearing, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and more.
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DISCLAIMER: Elizabeth Kosek is a Licensed Occupational Therapist , but is in no way representing herself as such with the content of this blog or through her resources. By using this website or any resources, you agree that this activity is not intended to replace skilled therapy services, consultation, treatments and does not replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability. Empowering OT is not liable for any injury, accident, or incident that may occur when creating or replicating any of the activities or ideas found on this blog or contained within any resource provided here.