Therapist's Corner

Occupational therapists work with children to help them to achieve the daily tasks they want to, and the tasks they have to. For so many of our children, fine motor and handwriting tasks fall into the “have to” category. There has been a significant fall-off of these skills with our children’s increased exposure to technology. Occupational therapists have the specialist visual-motor and perceptual expertise to help your children with handwriting. This is why we have a therapists corner on our fine motor and handwriting website.

The therapists corner puts together the fine motor, pre-writing and handwriting resources they can draw on to assist your children. Children are usually referred for an occupational therapy assessment by a teacher, paediatrician or sometimes by the parent themselves. Your child’s occupational therapist will begin by taking a history and establishing what the nature of their presenting difficulties. The goal of an occupational therapy assessment is not to find a child and assess them to see if they have a difficulty. Once the assessment has been done, your child’s therapist may select activities for them from the therapists corner. It is the therapist’s job to identify the underlying reason for the functional difficulty the child is experiencing. If there is not presenting or functional problem, we really have no reason to be performing and in-depth assessment. If you assess anyone you will find a problem! Not one of us is perfect. What matters is that we are functional. We only need to asses a child if they are struggling with something and then we may pay a visit to the therapists corner.

Once your child has been assessed the occupational therapist will help you to understand why your child is struggling with certain tasks. They will then make recommendations as to the route you can take to address these. Sometimes individual occupational therapy will be recommended. Other times they may recommend a home programme to which they may add resources they found in the therapists corner. Sometimes they recommend both.

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  • 30 shapes activities for preschool kids designed by an occupational therapist.

    A Shapes Activities for Preschool eBook

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  • Alphabet Posters | Upper and Lowercase Letters

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  • Alphabet posters for classroom with spatial cues, lines and starting positions.

    Alphabet Posters for Classroom | Spatial Cues, Lines and Starting Positions

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  • Alphabet wall cards with spatial cues and lines.

    Alphabet Wall Cards | Spatial Cues and Lines

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  • An occupational therapy assessment of handwriting function designed by occupational therapist, Bunty McDougall, covering all aspects of handwriting and feeding naturally into treatment goals.

    Assessment of Handwriting Function

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  • Developmentally appropriate for writing activities for preschoolers, this Build-a-Letter and Number Bundle comes with songs and rhymes for letter formation.

    Build-a-Letter and Number Writing Activities for Preschoolers Bundle

    £ 18.75
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  • The Happy Handwriter's Build-a-Letter is the ideal way to introduce letter formations. Its lovely letter formation rhymes and songs add to its appeal.

    Build-a-Letter Letter Formations eBook

    £ 6.25
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  • The cover of the eBook from The Happy Handwriter to help a child with writing upper case letters. A developmentally appropriate way for learning capital letters so a child can learn to write uppercase letters the right way the first time.

    Build-a-Letter Writing Uppercase Letters

    £ 10.00
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  • The developmentally approriate way to learn to write numbers. Build-a-Number has been designed by an occupational therapist and takes you through how to teach number formation.

    Build-a-Number Learn to Write Numbers eBook

    £ 6.25
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  • Best cursive handwriting books designed by an occupational therapist.

    Cursive Book 1 eBook

    £ 6.25
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  • Cursive handwriting books designed by an occupational therapist.

    Cursive Book 2 eBook

    £ 6.25
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  • Sea themed cutting practice activities designed by and occupational therapist.

    Cutting Practice Sea World eBook

    £ 5.00
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  • Safari themed cut and paste worksheets designed by an occupational therapist.

    Cutting Safari eBook

    £ 5.00
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  • A large format poster to develop fine motor skills foundations for handwriting. Kids have fun with the African poster theme.

    Develop Fine Motor Skills Poster

    £ 5.00
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  • This book about ethical dilemmas in occupational therapy explores social media and occupational therapy and the pitfalls therapists should avoid when navigating the online world. A practical application of the occupational therapy code of ethics.

    Ethics in the Techno Era. The OTs Guide to Avoiding Copyright Pitfalls. eBook.

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  • A course for occupational therapists exploring fine motor and handwriting groups for kids.

    Fine Motor and Handwriting Groups for OTs

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