At OT4KIDs, we use Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) strategies and tools to develop printing and cursive writing skills. HWT uses a multisensory approach, while accounting for the developmental stage, learning style and interests of each individual child. It also targets self-esteem, pencil grip, posture and fine-motor skills required for learning and success within the school environment.
HWT includes various pre-printing and printing activities like games, songs and kinesthetic tools, while emphasizing and reinforcing consistent stroke patterns, letter formation and literacy. It incorporates hands-on playful learning approaches to appeal children, as they prepare for school success. The instructional method can easily be taught to parents and be adapted and applied at home to allow for greater transference of skills.
- Strength and posture
- Fine motor skills
- Letter formation, spacing and alignment
- Printing and cursive