Handwriting Resources 1. http://atozteacherstuff.com/lessons/WritingReverse.shtml The A-Z Teacher Stuff Network was “Created for teachers by a teacher “-- This site was designed to help teachers find online lesson plans and resources more quickly and easily. An activity is provided that is designed to improve speed and accuracy with writing th and also discourage reversals. It has a directory of A-Z lessons from pre-K to 12 in several subject areas. A lesson on beginning handwriting and a resource for D’Nealian Fonts are available. 2. http://www.abcteach.com/directory/fun_activities/games_to_go/ The abc membersite is a resource for several thousands of documents that are available for primarily K- 6th grades. It does have many free printable materials such as border paper and graphic organizers. The fee for membership is $25.00 a year. 3. http://www.learn2type.com/ The learn 2 type site offers free typing training. It has a selection including- Typing speed Certificates, Ten key test, and educational resources . It also includes a simpler version of the program for children. 4. http://www.sdmf.k12.wi.us/bf/handwriting/interest.htm A school based Occupational Therapist’s perspective on Handwriting. This site is a brief over view of common handwriting concerns. Suggestions are made for adaptations to improve posture and grip with writing tasks. Links are provided for further information. A useful link illustrates pictures of inefficient and efficient grips. Product Sites related to Handwriting 1. http://www.hwtears.com/ Handwritng without Tears. This is a handwriting program designed by Jan Olsen, and occupational therapist. Handwriting instruction is based on a “developmental and multi sensory approach” for instruction. Materials for teaching both cursive and manuscript are available and are reasonably priced. The selection of materials is appropriate for the young child and the student learning cursive instruction. It is useful in providing a simple formation strategy for handwriting remediation. 2. http://www.therapyshoppe.com/ The therapy shoppe is a useful resource listing a wide variety of adapted devices used for handwriting including slant boards and pencil grips that may be purchased at a competitive price.