Handwriting Without Tears:
Handwriting Without Tears® is a curriculum that uses hands-on, educationally sound instructional methods to teach handwriting. Handwriting fluency is fundamental to learning because children think and write at the same time. When we teach children to write, we also teach them how to express themselves.
If they struggle to form their letters, their ability to express themselves will be compromised. Children who do not master handwriting may be slow, sloppy, or illegible writers. HWT curriculum focuses on fun and achievement to optimize children’s curiosity and joy of learning throughout school. The goal is to help students learn proper handwriting habits and then apply those habits naturally and automatically to all writing experiences that they will take throughout elementary school, high school, and beyond. The HWT curriculum can begin when children enter kindergarten. Treatment methods include playing, singing and building letters. In doing so, they develop important skills they need in order to print words, sentences, paragraphs, and eventually transition to cursive. (Information retrieved from Handwriting Without Tears® at www.hwtears.com).
Please be sure to ask your therapist about purchasing weighted blankets, listening CDs, Interactive Metronome program, thera-Band, and any of the sensori-motor equipment that will facilitate your child’s treatment and well being.