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Handwriting 7

Occupation of School Ch.19

Compensatory Strategies: Keyboarding A word processor is an accommodation or supplemental aid in the classroom for children with handwriting difficulties.
Compensatory Strategies: Keyboarding Student can write out their “rough draft” and then type the final draft.
Compensatory Strategies: Keyboarding Present word processor as early as possible in their educational career.
Compensatory Strategies: Keyboarding It also requires timing, rhythm, bilateral coordination.
Compensatory Strategies: Computer keyboard Interventions Correct positioning and optimum seating should be provided. Make sure screen/keyboard aren’t too high, keyboard is aligned at midline.
Compensatory Strategies: Computer keyboard Interventions Written instructions on how to use programs should be placed near computer so staff can refer to it if necessary
Compensatory Strategies: Computer keyboard Interventions Reduce eye strain periodically looking across the room; take breaks for stretching exercises.
Compensatory Strategies: Computer keyboard Interventions Encourage student to use right hand or (R) side and left hand on (L) side of keyboard. Can use color-coded stickers on fingernails as visual reminders.
Compensatory Strategies: Computer keyboard Interventions Use child-sized keyboard. Keys are smaller and closer together
Computer keyboard Interventions: One-handed keyboarding technique A child with hemiplegia has difficulty w/isolated finger movements and should learn the one-handed typing method.
Computer keyboard Interventions: One-handed keyboarding technique “Touch typing with One Hand”: program that uses FGHJ as home keys and has finger go out from center of keyboard. • Affected arm should be used to stabilize or support the upper trunk in the optimum position.
Computer keyboard Interventions: Computer Mouse “Test of Mouse Proficiency (TOMP)”: computer program used to evaluate proficiency of computer mouse. Looks at pointing, dragging, clicking, and pursuit tracking with the mouse.
Computer keyboard Interventions: Left-handed writers Find it difficult to see what they’ve written
Computer keyboard Interventions: Left-handed writers Sitting posture is frequently twisted to accommodate angle of paper.
Computer keyboard Interventions: Left-handed writers Tend to push pencil rather than pull it from left to write.
Left Handed Intervention Group left-handed children together or at end of row to they don’t bang hands with right-handers.
Left Handed Intervention Develop left-to-right directionality. Do exercises on blackboard to encourage full arm movements and discourage excessive loops/flourished while writing.
Left Handed Intervention Teach vertical writing. Don’t insist on a (R) slant, encourage (L)-handed slant and paper at midline, angling paper in same direction as forearm.
Left Handed Intervention Cross letter “t” from (R) to (L) so student is pulling the stroke toward the hand.
Service Options: Direct Services Interventions can be done individually or in a group setting.
Service Options: Monitoring Services Provided when therapist is able to create a program for student that the staff or family can follow. Ex: Handwriting Without Tears
Service Options: Consultation Services Provided when the practitioner’s expertise is used to help other personnel achieve the child’s objectives.
Service Options: Consultation Services Include adapting task materials or the environment, designing strategies to improve posture/positioning, and demonstrating how to handle a situation that requires ongoing contact with the teacher or caregiver.
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