In just eight weekly sessions, Speed Up! provides a multi-sensory course of help for any child aged 8-13 whose handwriting is illegible, slow or lacking in fluency. Poor handwriting hinders many children’s progress - right across the curriculum. Unfortunately, most handwriting schemes do little to help children who are struggling with this vital skill. Here, at last, is a new and highly effective approach. Whether writing problems are associated with a DCD or whether they are the result of poor handwriting habits, this book will help. Developed by a leading paediatric occupational therapist and designed specifically for older children struggling with handwriting, Speed Up! gets to the root of writing difficulties by developing kinaesthetic awareness through multi-sensory activity and exercise.
The programme includes:
• a baseline assessment
• clear, fully illustrated, photocopiable instruction sheets
• an overview of the theory behind the practice
• advice on identifying underlying causes of difficulty and how to tackle them.
The sessions may be delivered by a teacher, teaching assistant, classroom assistant or therapist. The emphasis throughout is on enjoyment, building self-esteem and developing writing confidence. Contains 64 A4 pages.
Designed for ages 8-13.