Write Stuff course outline

I. Introduction

Key Components of handwriting

The Pencil Grasp

Cutting skills as they relate to hand development

Effective Teaching Strategies


II. Write Stuff - Handy Learning Activities

Proven fine motor activities to develop hand skill

Using fine motor activities to teach the curriculum

Finding appropriate educational fine motor toys

Setting up the environment for effective therapy

Recognizing significant delays and problem solving through them

Developing strategies to accelerate hand development


III. In the Classroom

Become an environmental designer

Hands-on activities

Collaborating with the teacher and the curriculum

Scavenger Hunt (applied learning activity)


IV. Hand Development


Hand Anatomy

Stages of Hand development

Postural influences

Sequence of prehensile patterns


Sensory influences