Handwriting and Pre-handwriting Classes and Tutoring in Charlotte, NC
Handwriting is a very complex task. Think about it: even in the early stages of learning letter formation, a child must watch and listen to the demonstration, understand and practice correct grasp of a pencil, understand spatial concepts ("draw a line down..."), be able to maintain muscle strength in core to fine muscles to maintain posture, copy the letters while remembering the strokes and maintain enough force to make a mark on the paper.... and we haven't even done anything except attempt a vertical line at this point!!
Not only is handwriting complex, it is very important. It communicates our ideas, answers, thoughts, greetings, and basically, our knowledge to people. North Carolina End of Grade Tests have handwritten narratives. SAT's have timed composition areas. Although legibility does not get a score, it helps if the scorers can read the composition! Kids with good handwriting strokes have more efficient strokes which equals faster handwriting...a plus for timed essays.
Learning Charm's occupational therapists offer handwriting evaluations, individual handwriting tutoring, group handwriting classes (summer) for manuscript and cursive AND pre-handwriting classes . We use Handwriting Without Tears as a cornerstone for curriculum but utilize strategies from other programs that we have found successful. We also offer individual handwriting focused tutoring for students through the high school level. Cursive instruction is offered to help students who have never learned cursive, who have not mastered cursive as well as those needing to know cursive for the SAT's.
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Progression of development
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Above is an example of how a preschooler can learn to write!