Handwriting the correct way
Occupational therapy can help kids improve their cognitive, physical and motor skills which has the overall ability to enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. After being inspired by Jan Olsen, ORT, and the Handwriting Without Tears program, Barbara's mission was to create a product that would aid in the development of motor skills, specifically those needed for handwriting.
Occupational therapists, school districts, special education teachers, and other professional clinics that work with students with disabilities are eligible for discount pricing. Please contact us for details.
Parent Tips: If a child can't "put muscle into it", vary the paper.
I bought Crayon Rocks for my 7 year old deaf -blind, developmentally delayed granddaughter and one set for her OT/sensory integration therapist. Amy talks with a communication device using her fingers but has only recently started to hold crayons, paint brushes etc. I've been cutting crayons and pencils to make them shorter so I was intrigued by the product. Amy took to them immediately, but she could barely make a visible mark on the page.
I started with computer paper, then tried Crayola drawing paper, construction paper, then some high rag count stationary, the best results were achieved with water color paper. The OT believes it is because the increased resistance gives more feedback. Mary Ellen Schattman