Most children complete the Handwriting Therapy program in approximately six months. Smart Moves™ and Smart Moves+™ are highly individualized and range from 6-30 sessions.
Implement age appropriate teaching methods to focus on the details of letter formation, sizing, starting point, sitting on the line and spacing. For cursive we also work on proper connections of letters. “Mastery Days” are every three to four weeks where we assess accuracy, speed of writing and kinesthetic mastery for each letter group.
Reassess all skills identified as a “need” in the initial evaluation. This is fun because there is a “before” and “after” writing sample that shows amazing results that gets posted on the Wall of Fame in the office. Many times children forget how bad their handwriting was when they first came in and they can’t believe they “used” to write like that.
Focus is on speed WITH accuracy, proper spacing, endurance of writing, phasing out the three lined paper so they can write on any given paper with accurate sizing. Specific grade appropriate writing activities help focus on getting your thoughts down on paper fluently. During this phase we are also assisting your child in successfully transitioning their new skills to the classroom.
Full reevaluation of all skills showing your child’s progress. Handwriting legibility is demonstrated on a variety of lined paper as well as speed and endurance.
Graduation is a BIG celebration of all of the hard work. The children receive a medal, certificate and picture on the S2S Superstars wall.