Reposting from Handwriting Without Tears® website…
December 18, 2012 at 8:00 PM EST
(December 19, 2012 at 9AM Philippine Time)
Different situations warrant seeking help in handwriting. Some children have simply had poor handwriting instruction, while others may not have been taught handwriting at all in school or at home. Some schools expect kindergarten students to walk in the first week of school already writing. Even some adults need to refine or relearn their writing skills.
No matter the situation, it’s your job as the handwriting tutor to instill the mechanics of writing to promote good habits that will help them succeed in other academic areas and build self esteem.
Christina Bretz, OTR/L
In addition to being an occupational therapist, Christina is an HWT Level 1 Certified Handwriting Specialist. She has extensive pediatric experience providing services to children in schools, early intervention, and private tutoring. She has a handwriting tutoring business where she sees children from 6 years of age and up who are experiencing difficulty with handwriting.
Keith Kline, OTR/L
Keith received his B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Quinninpiac College in Hamden, CT. He currently works in the Coventry Public Schools in Coventry, RI where he works with all students, especially those with exceptionalities, from the Pre-K to middle school level. He has had more than six years of experience working with the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum.