I have my Master of Science from Tufts University, Boston School of Occupational Therapy. I have been an occupational therapist since 2003 and have worked in the public/private school systems and sensory integration clinics since 1995. I have a passion to help students know they can DO
I am an Occupational therapist who will be teaching cursive writing.
We will have lots of FUN while engaging in therapy ball, play dough/putty, and sandpaper tasks, to name a few activities, while learning how to write in cursive!
Proper sitting postures and grasping patterns will be taught. Various techniques from my OT background will be utilized to help maintain an optimal level of energy throughout the cursive learning process.
Learning to write in cursive is so important for many reasons.
Writing by hand helps train the brain to integrate visual and tactile inputs while utilizing fine motor skills.
Some more benefits of
learning cursive writing :
-trains the brain for functional specialization
-improves fine motor skills (many students who have illegible print, often have legible cursive handwriting.)
-improves speed of writing
-shown to improve brain development in thinking, language and working memory!
-stimulates the right and left hemispheres of the brain, not present in printing or typing.
-may promote increased focus
-may help students with dyslexia
-helps the student see the connection of letters together that form a word and
the student can see each word separately.
Once you know how to write in cursive you will write a card in cursive, to send. You will be taught how to properly address an envelope, put the card in it and stamp the card to mail.
We love to help you learn ergonomically correct cursive writing .
We will have FUN FUN FUN while learning to read and write cursive.
We will ensure you learn:
- proper seating posture ( ergonomics).
- proper grasping patterns on the writing utensil
-Proper paper positioning
-Proper force modulation (force) on writing utensil to help decrease fatigue in hands while writing.
At OT cursive Advantage we teach
-ergonomically correct cursive writing
-proper seat positioning
-proper grasp of the writing utensil
-self regulation strategies as needed
-fine motor strengthening to assist in increased dynamic movement of the writing utensil
Learning ergonomically correct cursive writing will enable you to:
-read the Constitution
-sign your name on important documents
-it trains the brain to learn functional specialization
-improves fine motor skills (which helps with activities of daily living)
Tammy P. Hood graduated with her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at Tufts University, Boston School of Occupational Therapy in 2003 and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Elon University in NC in 1996. Tammy is a licensed and registered occupational therapist in the state of MA. She has over 20 years experience working within the public and private schools and sensory integration clinics as an occupational therapist. She taught entire classrooms cursive writing when working in the public schools. Tammy started this business because she saw a need as most schools are not teaching this important skill anymore.
Please contact me with any questions, comments or scheduling inquiries.
I look forward to speaking with you!