Handwriting and Fine Motor Support

Designed for parents of elementary school aged children, we'll walk you through the fundamentals of fine motor development, address retained primitive reflexes, and guide you toward establishing and improving your child's handwriting skills.

Kokeb McDonald, OTR/L · November 24, 2022

Handwriting and fine motor challenges are some of the primary reasons parents bring their children to an occupational therapist. Here’s an online coaching experience for parents to help address these fine motor challenges.

This online training program is for parents of elementary school aged children who have…

  • Poor handwriting skills
  • Fine motor delays
  • Weak hand strength
  • Poor postural control
  • Low endurance and
  • Hard time copying from a board

By the end of the training, you will learn strategies to improve your child’s fine motor and handwriting skills, which includes…

  • Fine motor warm up activities
  • Reflex integration exercises
  • Proper letter formation
  • Proper pencil grasp
  • Postural control and core stabilization
  • How to address persistence challenges through accommodations

The workshop will cover…

  1. Foundational fine motor development and milestones
  2. Primitive reflex integration exercises related to fine motor development and handwriting skills
  3. Guide to proper and function pencil grasp development
  4. Fine motor and gross motor activities to enhance handwriting skills, including
    • Core strength and posture
    • Visual-motor coordination
    • Letter formation
    • Visual perception
    • Alignment and
    • Letter placement
  5. Hand strengthening activities
  6. Age, grade, and developmentally appropriate interventions
  7. Video recordings of Q&As

About Instructor

Kokeb McDonald, OTR/L

I'm a pediatric occupational therapist, author, and coach with a strong passion for helping people develop into their healthiest selves. As a mother of two wonderful children, I bring genuine care and compassion to my mission to transform occupational therapy. As the creator of the Reflex Integration Through Play method and book series, I created these resources not only because they offer fellow professionals a tool to expand their clinical reach, but also because they are empowering and reassuring tools for frustrated parents. Join me in learning to better serve the children around us.

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Course Includes

  • 16 Lessons
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