Write from the Start – Summer 2019
Developing early writing skills
Ages 4-6 years
Write from the Start is a small occupational therapy group program for children who are learning to write and are developing fine motor skills. The Handwriting Without Tears Program will be used to provide a foundation for letter formation. Children participating in Write from the Start should be familiar letters and numbers upon entry. Within sessions, emphasis will be placed on correct formation sequences, legibility and accurate orientation when forming letters, and on assembling well-formed letters into words. In addition, appropriate classroom behavior and social skills will also be addressed. This group will be led by two occupational therapists and is limited to a total of six children.
- Learning/refining letter formation sequences
- Improving legibility, line adherence and sizing of letters and words
- Improve consistency in spacing words and work on the paper
- Improve fine motor skills
- Build endurance for seated, or fine motor work
- Expand social interaction skills, including: sharing space and materials, peer negotiation, perspective taking and appropriate play
When: Thursdays, June 13th – August 15th (no session week of July 4th)
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Total Cost: $1200*
To register, submit a paper or electronic form with a $150 registration fee to hold your child’s spot. This fee will go towards the total cost of the group program.
*In order to keep the cost low, this program is offered as a flat rate with no make-ups or refunds. We understand that your child may miss one or more weeks due to vacation and the cost has been established with that in mind. You may be able to seek reimbursement from insurance for OT services from your insurance provider.
If your child is not attending therapy sessions at Emerge, we will be in touch with you to set up a brief free screening to determine if this program is a good match for your child.