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OT for Kids - Assessing and Improving Handwriting for Occupational Therapists -16.08.14

OT for Kids are a private paediatric Occupational Therapy company. We reegulalry run courses, and on saturday 16th August we ran a handwriting course for Occupational Therapists. This course was a great opportunity to learn more about writing and how Occupational Therapy can assess, improve and treat children with handwriting difficulties.

These slides are for both those people who attended the course and for any Slideshare users who are interested in learning more about OT for Kids, Occupational Therapy and handwriting.

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OT for Kids - Assessing and Improving Handwriting for Occupational Therapists -16.08.14

  1. 1. Introduction to handwriting Saturday 16th August 9-5pm Presented by Nathan Varma Paediatric Occupational Therapist OT for Kids www.otforkids.co.uk 0330 223 0888
  2. 2. Introductions Who are we? • Private Specialised Childrens Occupational Therapy • Handwriting groups, Hydrotherapy, 1:1 assessment and treatment, Reports • Nationwide service – Head office here, clinics in North West and Midlands • Formed in 2013 • Large and expanding team Who am I? • Children's OT • Manage OT for Kids • Expert handwriting trainer What do we do? • We deliver children’s Occupational Therapy that produces positive results for every child, parent teacher, organisation and school that accesses our services • Range of equipment available – Breezi chairs, sloped writing boards, pencil grips
  3. 3. • 0-6 months – Open and relax of hands – Grasp and release objects • 6-12 months – Place objects in cup – Self feed finger foods – Use of spoon and cylindrical grip Fine motor development http://otforkids.co.uk/problems-we-help/delayed-milestones/early-development-0-12-months.html
  4. 4. Fine motor development • 1 - 2 years – Builds towers out of large blocks – Scribbles with crayons – Able to take socks off – Turns pages of a book one at a time – Uses thumb and index finger to hold crayon • 2-3 years – Brushes teeth with help – Holds scissors with two hands and can open and close scissors – Starts unbuttoning large buttons – Draw vertical lines – Able to throw a small ball • 3 - 5 years – Begin to form the shapes needed for writing – Hold the pencil in a pincer grip using the thumb and first finger – Can undo some buttons – Can do up and undo Velcro
  5. 5. Normal handwriting development • 2-3 years • Draw straight lines and circles • Imitate drawing a cross • Aged 3-4 • Draw a circle • Begin to hold in tripod position • Copy a cross and square • Aged 4-5 • Draw a cross • Start to colour inside the lines (pencil and fine motor control, hand eye co-ordination) • Draw recognisable people/objects (proprioception development) • Begin to draw diagonal lines – Triangle http://otforkids.co.uk/problems-we-help/delayed-milestones/toddler-and-early-infancy-1-to-3-years.html http://otforkids.co.uk/problems-we-help/delayed-milestones/infancy-3-to-5-years.html
  6. 6. • Aged 5-7 • Development of a dominant hand • Print letters and numbers begin to form words • By 7 years – remain in print writing but neatly within the lines • Draw accurate pictures of person, objects • Aged 7-10 • Development of cursive writing • By 10 years – producing fluent cursive writing accurately within the lines • Accurately use scissors Normal handwriting development http://otforkids.co.uk/problems-we-help/delayed-milestones/child-5-to-10-years.html
  7. 7. Coffee 10.30 – 11am
  8. 8. How do most people hold the pencil • 3 finger tripod • 4 Finger Grip Thumb wrap/middle finger guide Tripod
  9. 9. Static/ Dynamic movements • Static grips – Tripod – Thumb Wrap – 4 finger – 3 finger tripod – Extended thumb wrap • Where do the movements come from in a static grip? – Arm/wrist – Shoulder – Scapula • Dynamic movements – Good hand strength – Fine motor skills – Finger manipulation and dexterity • What activities can we do to improve these aspects?
  10. 10. • Form perception • Form Constancy http://otforkids.co.uk/problems-we-help/visual-perception-difficulties.html
  11. 11. •Difficulty learning the alphabet and recognising words/letters. •Confusion of similar shapes, letters and numbers •Mistaking words with similar beginnings or endings. •Trouble writing and remembering letters. •Unable to block out distractions on wall displays •Increased time to complete classroom tasks Visual discrimination Figure ground discriminationVisual Closure
  12. 12. • Spatial judgment Sizing Orientation
  13. 13. 12-1 Lunch and Networking
  14. 14. Assessments • Split into 4 groups • Don’t be shy... http://otforkids.co.uk/services/assessments/index.html
  15. 15. I like this one.... • Advantages of your assessment • Disadvantages of your assessment I don’t
  16. 16. Coffee 2 -2.30pm
  17. 17. Treatment • Handwriting programs • Write from the start, roll and write, speed up – Advantages? – Disadvantages? • What skill could you improve with? 1. Spinning tops 2. Playing cards 3. Peg boards 4. Snap-cubes • Suitable for group and individual? – Pros and cons of Group/Individual rx http://otforkids.co.uk/services/treatment/index.html
  18. 18. Our Services • Individual Assessment and treatment – Dyspraxia/DCD – Autism/ASD – Cerebral Palsy – Sensory Processing Disorder • Group therapy – Handwriting – Fine motor – Hydrotherapy • Staff Training – Teachers – OTA’s – Support worker/carer http://otforkids.co.uk/services/index.html
  19. 19. Any Questions?
  20. 20. Associates – Opening up services nationwide • Schools • Clinics Sensory Assessments DCD assessments Reports Supervision Call us – 0330 223 0888

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