Handwriting Skype Programme is a handwriting programme via Skype with an occupational therapist (me) consisting of 6, 8 or 10 sessions. Each session will show you and your child how to develop and improve their handwriting.
The handwriting Skype programme works with you and your child to improve their handwriting. All sessions occur via Skype and many children really enjoy being involved with this form of technology.
The 45 minute session time is divided into 3 sections of approximately 15 minutes.
- The first section is when your child, you and myself (Sheilagh Blyth, children’s occupational therapist) review their handwriting homework . This is usually set at the end of the previous session.
- Next, your child will be asked to go and play so that we can have a chance to talk one-to-one without them hearing anything. In the second section, myself and you will go through in greater detail the work produced explaining specific areas of improvement and discussing the ‘next steps’.
- Lastly, we return all back together to discuss what needs to be completed as ‘handwriting homework’. This is usually in the form of handwriting worksheets or special games that will improve fine motor skills. All homework resources are individual to your child’s needs and will be emailed within 24 hours of the session, unless they are being specially created to macth your child’s interests.
An email can be sent, if you wish, to your child’s school both at the beginning and at the end of programme to explain that your child is receiving extra handwriting support. This email will mention your child’s specific needs and how they can help in school.