Back to School Camp

Handwriting in Nature

With online learning and a Common Core Curriculum that has abandoned formal handwriting instruction, many children are lacking the fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and basic foundational lessons needed for pencil grasp and legible handwriting.

 

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Occupational therapy referrals are currently on the rise. A large amount of referrals come from concerned teachers observing students who struggle to keep up with their peers and daily class work. In many cases, they just need explicit handwriting instruction. 

Children need the ability to form legible letters without conscious effort so they can think about what they want to say instead of "how" to write the words. When letter formation is automatic, less working memory is needed and expression can flow freely. 

Lead by a school-based occupational therapist

What the hand does, the mind remembers. 

~Maria Montessori

 

A small group tutoring approach that supports individual learning stages and needs.

Pre-K 

 

Kindergarten  Readiness

 

1st - 3rd grade

Homeschool Pods &

Enrichment

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Evidence-

based

Handwriting

Curriculum 

 

Fine-Motor

Skills

 

Whole-Body

Approach

 

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Social 

Skills

Building

 

Approach

FUNdamentals Handwriting camp is an outdoor, play-based experience that engages your child in the essential foundations needed for handwriting. 

 

A multi-sensory approach is used to motivate and fully immerse your child. Lessons from Handwriting Without Tears and Size Matters Handwriting Program (both developed by occupational therapists) are utilized throughout camp.   

We use natural resources - sticks, mud, rocks, and clay to learn letter formation and strengthen fine motor skills. Traditional pencil and paper along with whiteboards, chalkboards, and doodle boards are also used to support retention. A small group approach provides social connection and modeling to encourage new challenges. Our end of session free play inspires children to explore, challenge their body, and have fun while building skills. 

A small group approach enables us to give your child focused support and individual attention. 

All materials are provided. 

Disclaimer: This is not a substitute for occupational therapy. This workshop focuses on writing foundations. If you have concerns about your child's development, we strongly encourage you to speak to your primary care provider and request an in-depth evaluation from a pediatric occupational therapist. 

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