Why Choose Me?
One to One Service
For those who need more than excellent handwriting worksheets, Sheilagh offers services ranging from online Skype lessons, to lessons at home, to handwriting training for schools.
Qualified to help
Sheilagh Blyth has a MSc, BSc OT (Hons) degree with over 20 years experience. As an Occupational Therapist, she is registered with the HCPC. Memberships with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the National Handwriting Association.
Whether it is the printed style or continuous cursive Sheilagh can teach it. If your child’s school is using Handwriting without Tears, Kinetic letters, Nelson programmes and more. Sheilagh can teach handwriting any way your child needs it.
Sheilagh Blyth has been nominated for the TES
Bev Evans Resource Author of the Year 2017. Featured in the Good School Guide, TES Special Educational Needs Show & more. She is also the author of two books, one of which is a best seller.
Why choose an occupational therapist?
Most parents and teachers who seek handwriting help know of a child that has a difficulty. Often it is possible for them to tell what the difficulty is but not how to solve it.
Occupational therapy is a medical profession that uses scientific knowledge to identify the reasons why age expected skills are not being reached. We do this by looking at everyday activities e.g. handwriting. Identifying what developmental level a child is working at, before saying what area can be improved.
The aim of occupational therapy is to enable and to empower children to achieve their functional best both at home and at school.
It is possible to treat a wide variety of difficulties and thus improve handwriting. These include helping determine a preferred hand dominance, showing them how to form letters, improving letter legibility, teaching how to use spaces between words, how to write on the line and how to write at speed.
Treating almost any handwriting problem
As an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience, Sheilagh Blyth is able to assess and treat almost any handwriting problem.
- Awkward pencil grip
- Slow writer
- Writing letters back to front
- Reducing large letter size
- Providing support for extra time and support in exams via Access Arrangements
- Become neater in handwriting
- Gain in confidence and self-esteem when writing
- Not to have messy work
- Not rushing to write
- Poor letter formation
- Letters floating above the line
- Not to write words with a mixture of capitals and small letters
- Generally improve handwriting
Services for parents, teachers, therapists and fabulous kids
Sheilagh Blyth can help improve handwriting in a number of different ways for different groups of people. Click the button (below) that best meets the description of what you are looking for. If you wish to book her for a training event it is best to make contact via email.