CREATING HAPPY HANDS
Thank you for stopping by my site! Parents and teachers like you are some of my favorite partners in helping promote the success of a child at home and at school.
Many parents ask me how they can be a part of their child’s learning experience in a positive way. I have provided the following on this site to help you learn more about your child:
Free downloads of various brochures on foundational skills of handwriting (gross motor, fine motor, visual perception, sensory motor, and developmental milestones).
Information about my book Alphabet Soup which shares developmental information, ways to teach your child and fun and productive games in which you and your child can be involved.
Lynlines is my educational blog! It has topics from parent's grief, handwriting hints for parents and teachers, sensory thoughts, and much more!
Decks of alphabet playing cards: a great way to learn print or cursive letters!
As an occupational therapist specializing in children’s developmental and learning differences, I know early intervention can have a positive impact. I love to partner with parents and teachers, offering evaluations, one on one consultations, and seminars.
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Lyn is an exceptional speaker. Her inservices are informative and enlightening. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.
I recently purchased Alphabet Soup. This book is filled with wonderful activities to do this summer with my children. Thanks Lyn!
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Thank you for the comments that were left on my previous blog! I need to clarify that there are many different ways to form cursive letters depending on the curriculum. I have used Mary Benbow’s Loops and Groups as my primary teaching method though I have changed the wording to reflect the need of my special learners. Thank you to those of you who wrote about italic handwriting with such passion! Please keep your comments coming! Letter Groups: “Swing up”: i, j, t, u, w, r, s, p and sometimes y. My clients do not usually have difficulty with this group with the exception of w when used within words. Since I have children who are having trouble being taught traditional ways, I have my […]
Cursive can be a “God send” to children who are having difficulty with forming printed letters. Here’s some advantages: If taught according to letter strokes and not according to alphabet sequence, there are only four major groups of letters as shown in the photo. All letters start on the bottom line unlike printed letters which can start at the top (d,b,f,h,k,l) or in the middle (rest of the letters) Letters are very hard to reverse or invert ( turn upside down) Here are some disadvantages: Unpopular Some students “think” in print and are slowed way down with their writing when they have to translate to cursive. These students often have lovely cursive letters in workbooks but have difficulty with translating to cursive when a creative […]
Many of you may be already thinking about next school year and have been researching a school change, evaluations for your child, summer enrichment programs, vacations. From a therapist standpoint, March is a critical month to schedule summer therapy. For those who are new to therapy and need an evaluation, generally it takes several weeks to schedule the evaluation. Once your child has been evaluated, it generally takes one to two weeks before the therapist can write the report and present the results. Weeks have passed. For those who have been in therapy this year and need to change times to an “after school” time, its also very important to talk to your therapist about changing now for next year. Those “after school” slots are prime slots […]
Thank you again for attending my workshop last week at ECMC in Houston! For those who didn’t attend, the attached power point hopefully will still have a lot of good information in it. Feel free to ask me questions! Lyn ECMC 2014 staff meeting HANDOUT B