PART ONE: FOR KIDS; Hey Kids, Let Me Tell You a Little About Me and this Book!; Quiz: What's Your Writing-Learning-Style?; 1: Let's Learn Some Writing Strategies for Big Body Stuff; 2: Let's Learn Some Writing Strategies to Help Your Eyes Out; 3: Let's Learn Some Writing Strategies When Your Hands Just Feel Tired; 4: Let's Learn Some Writing Strategies for When it's Hard to Focus; 5: Let's Learn Some Writing Strategies When All Your Body's Feelings and Sense Get Too Much (or too Little); PART TWO - FOR GROWN-UPS; The Importance of Implementing Writing Routines at Home and School; APPENDICES; Appendix 1: At A Glance Desk Strip Reminders; Handwriting Bookmarks; Binder Workbook Sample Sheets for Laminating; Recommended Reading
Super fun ways to help kids improve their hand-eye coordination, muscle strength, stamina and focus for writing
Lauren Brukner is a senior occupational therapist. She specializes in sensory integration and self-regulation strategies for children and young people, and their implementation in home, school, and community settings.
Lots of practical tips to help kids have better writing skills.
When I was eight, I was the last student in my class to have good
handwriting. I would have loved all the pencil grips that you
showed in your book. Another tip that I completely agree with is
heaving a soft pencil. -- Temple Grandin, Author Thinking in
Pictures, The Autistic Brain
Know any kids struggling with writing? Lauren Brukner's empathic writing style is straight-forward, empowering and kid-friendly. Using her do-able strategies, students feel prepared to overcome resistance or anxiety, organize ideas and details, and tackle grade-level written assignments. Read this book with your students. You'll learn something, too!! -- Beverly H. Moskowitz, DOT MS OTR/L FAOTA
The real value of the book is its uncomplicatedness and relevance to the world, in which children hold tablets as often as pencils. No child struggling with writing should be considered at risk of poor achievement before they have tried Lauren's tricks of the Occupational Therapy trade. The visual-motor coordination strategies feel natural and unpretentious, and that's why they work. -- Lidia Stanton - dyslexia specialist and psychologist