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Handwriting

Handwriting is a complex process of recording language by hand, often by using paper and a pen or pencil. The production of legible and efficient handwriting requires intact skills in the areas of postural control, eye hand coordination, visual perception, fine motor control, ocular control, and pencil grasp. A child’s handwriting abilities have significant influence on their academic performance.

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Pre-writing and stroke formation resources as an intervention for Occupational Therapy to address handwriting skills.

Pre-Writing Skills/Strokes

Pre-Writing skills involve a child tracing and forming proper strokes (horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines). Success with tracing and pre-writing skills can have a positive effect on handwriting abilities, as tracing lines are the prerequisite to letter formation. The benefits of tracing include opportunities to:

Animal Strokes - Pre-Writing Cat

Pre-Writing Skills/Strokes Posted: 09.23.2015

Promote pre-writing skills in a fun and unique way! Kids will love to draw circles all over the cat. Includes (1) Blank Animal and (2) Sample Shape drawn. Simply just print and go!

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Animal Strokes!

Pre-Writing Skills/Strokes Posted: 09.23.2015

This is an amazing pre-writing packet that kids LOVE!! 7 PAGE PDF that promotes pre-writing strokes in a fun and unique way! Kids will love to draw vertical lines on the snake and squares on the turtle! This packet includes 12 different animals with (1) words only and (2) sample shapes/lines and words. Simply just print and go!

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Tactile Design Cards

Pre-Writing Skills/Strokes Posted: 09.14.2014

Print out these cards on heavy paper, cardstock, or laminate for protection. Cut out each individual card. Using sand, shaving cream, dough, or any other tactile manipulative, child must copy the design. The possibilities are endless with this resource! Have fun!

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Tactile Design Cards - Ink Friendly :)

Pre-Writing Skills/Strokes Posted: 09.21.2014

Ink Friendly, Black & White Version. Print out these cards on heavy paper, cardstock, or laminate for protection. Cut out each individual card. Using sand, shaving cream, dough, or any other tactile manipulative, child must copy the design. The possibilities are endless with this resource! Have fun!

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Tracing Diagonal Lines

Pre-Writing Skills/Strokes Posted: 05.16.2014

This packet is a 13 PAGE PDF high quality file. Includes cover page to organize all diagonal stroke resources. Worksheets in this resource packet will promote tracing of right and left diagonal lines with emphasis on a proper top to bottom stroke formation.

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Tracing Horizontal Lines

Pre-Writing Skills/Strokes Posted: 06.02.2014

This packet is an 11 PAGE PDF!! Foundational skills of writing is forming strokes. Worksheets in this resource packet will promote tracing of horizontal lines with emphasis on a proper left to right stroke formation.

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Tracing Vertical Lines

Pre-Writing Skills/Strokes Posted: 05.14.2014

This packet is a 17 PAGE PDF! A great resource, including a high quality cover page! Foundational skills of writing is forming strokes. Worksheets in this resource packet will promote tracing of vertical lines with emphasis on a proper top to bottom stroke formation.

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