Over the weekend I went to Handwriting Without Tear's Print Tool workshop. I attended in order to learn how to administer and interpret this tool to kids who are having handwriting difficulty. It also is one of the only tools to help OT's get a baseline of the 7 different fundamental handwriting skills and therefore effectively remediate weak areas. I am now finished with all classes to become a Level I Handwriting Specialist. Although I can probably be considered a handwriting specialist without the certification, it shows that I am committed to helping kids with handwriting and staying current on information and protocols.
Working on the summer camp schedule brings warmth to these chilly bones! All of the camps should be posted by March 1st and I think you'll be excited to see the offerings. I am extremely excited about the summer staff that will be helping with camps and classes. Of note, I'd like to thank my high school friend, Carol Terwilliger of Raleigh, NC for the awesome job on the logo!
Welcome! I am excited to announce Learning Charms to you-- a creative enrichment center for kids. You can read more about Learning Charms in "our story" on the home page, and I am extremely excited about the concept and working with kids to give them an educational and developmental boost!!
Summer camps will be posted later this month. The camps will be half day enrichment camps that will be super fun while sneaking in a ton of learning opportunities. Camps will start June 14th and will run until August 27th. We will have several grade level handwriting and cursive camps, speech camps, fine motor camps, and even kindergarten boot camps. We have camps for ages four years through rising 5th graders. We are going to have a blast playing in our 1000+ square foot gym and even checking out composting and wiggly worm composters in our yard area. All curriculums have been created by occupational therapists and speech therapists. In addition, camps will be led by these therapists as well.
We will also be offering individual tutoring, small group reading classes, small group pre-reading classes, small group handwriting classes, and small group speech classes, to name a few. Shew, are we ever busy!
About the blogger: Stephanie Wick is a pediatric occupational therapist that founded and is lead O.T. at Learning Charms.
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