#190 - 10 Simple Hacks for Handwriting

by Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC February 09, 2022

#190 - 10 Simple Hacks for Handwriting

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10 Simple Hacks for Handwriting

Welcome to another episode with your hosts, Rachel and Jessica!

Today we are breaking down the skills necessary for efficient handwriting, and then giving you our favorite sensory, OT-based strategies and hacks for improving handwriting skills!

The title says 10, but let’s be real - we’re probably going to give you more than that! 

Stay tuned to the end where we answer two listener questions! 

 

Links:

Sensory Processing Disorder Training

Fine Motor Skills Activity Course! 

# 17 - Handwriting and Fine Motor Skills

# 93 - Self-Injurious Behavior with Danielle 

# 149 - The Palmar Grasp Reflex 

# 159 - Tips for Oral Seekers 

Harkla Website 

Harkla Instagram

All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram 

 

Articles:

Article: Efficacy of Hand Arch Training in Hemiplegic CP Children

Biomechanics of the Hand

Grasp Development 

Writing Utensil Grasp Development - with Visuals

 

Products: 

Fine Motor Tools from Lakeshore

Fox in the Box - Positional Word Activity Set - Amazon 

Handwriting Without Tears 

Theraputty 

Whoa Dough

Zoom Ball - Amazon 

Vibrating Teether - Amazon 

The Listening Program 

 

BORING, BUT NECESSARY LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

While we make every effort to share correct information, we are still learning. We will double check all of our facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art. One doctor / therapist may have a different way of doing things from another. We are simply presenting our views and opinions on how to address common sensory challenges, health related difficulties and what we have found to be beneficial that will be as evidenced based as possible. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or your children. Consult your child’s pediatrician/ therapist for any medical issues that he or she may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Rachel Harrington, Harkla, Jessica Hill, or any guests or contributors to the podcast, as well as any employees, associates, or affiliates of Harkla, be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast.

Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons. We try our best to keep things fair and balanced, in order to help you make the best choice for you.


This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.

Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC
Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC

Rachel Harrington, COTA/l, AC and Jessica Hill, COTA/L are Harkla's in-house Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA). They have been working with children for over 6 years in outpatient settings. They specialize in creating easy-to-digest, actionable content that families can use to help their child's progress at home. Jessica and Rachel are the in-house experts, content creators, and podcast hosts at Harkla! To learn more about Jessica and Rachel, visit the Harkla About Us Page. Make sure to listen to their weekly podcast, All Things Sensory by Harkla for actionable, fun advice on child development.


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