The first golden rule with handwriting is “Prevention is better than cure”
In other words it’s essential children are prepared and taught handwriting properly from the start. Developing the skills for handwriting starts long before starting school.
Our training covers:
- The developmental stages of handwriting
- How to teach it properly to prevent later problems
- Identifying problems early so they do not become embedded.
- Know how to correct problems
- National Curriculum compliant
The second golden rule is “Consistency across the school”
Many problems arise in schools when there is not consistency across the whole school in teaching and helping with handwriting. This often results in children being given mixed messages. Effective handwriting comes through all staff being trained and the whole school pulling together in a consistent way.
The third golden rule is “Trouble shoot early”
If problems or unhelpful habits are left they become very embedded. The older the child the more difficult it is to undo and help.
We offer two types of training.
Whole School Handwriting Training
We come to your school and deliver a two hour training session for all staff either in staff meetings or as part of an Inset day. This covers:-
- Developmental stages of handwriting and how to promote these
- Importance of pre-writing motor skills
- Letter formation, font styles and joining
- Resources, what to use and when
- Supporting left-handers
- Trouble shooting early
- Tips on how to help when problems arise
- Sources of further information and help
Cost £200 (No VAT to add) plus travel @40 p a mile The money is used by our charity Dyspraxia Education
For further information contact Cathy email@example.com
Handwriting Workshops for Teaching Staff
We run a series of workshops at different locations on handwriting which teaching staff can book on to. For details please click on Workshops These are currently not available due to COVID but we are working on some online workshops for schools and parents/carers.
Who is the trainer?
Cathy has a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping children who struggle with handwriting. She has completed indepth training with the National Handwriting Association and has been a committee member for 3 years.