Monday, May 30, 2016 1 comments

The Proof is in the Pudding (before and after)


The road to handwriting success is often bumpy, but definitely worth the effort. This school year many of my clients have demonstrated remarkable improvement in the fundamentals of handwriting and pencil control.  As a therapist and tutor, I love seeing how far my clients have come!

The below sample is from a typically developing 16-year old girl who had no prior cursive handwriting knowledge.  We met for 3-one and half hour tutoring sessions, where she learned formation of all letters in cursive.  Printing formation was also addressed in these sessions.  All those who think it's too late for your older teenager to learn, the proof that it is not is below.


The below sample is from a 7-year old girl with Autism after one year of therapy.  As her handwriting progress from wide ruler yellow highlighter paper to regular ruled paper, improvement on letter formation, letter size and letter placement was noted.



The below sample is from an typically developing 10-year old male after 3 tutoring sessions.  Prior to our sessions, his mother taught his some cursive writing.  At our initial meeting, he demonstrated 70% accuracy with letter formation and 5% of capital letters formation.  In regards to letter connection, he demonstrated 40% accuracy. As you can see below, he now demonstrates 100% accuracy in all areas.  


The below samples are from an 9-year old girl with Downs Syndrome over a 12 month period of therapy. Improvement with pencil control and grasp were also observed.


Sunday, April 10, 2016 1 comments

2016 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo

This past weekend I enjoyed every minute at the 2016 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo.  Over 9,000 occupational therapist and students from across the country came together to share knowledge and research findings over a 4 day period in over 1,000 educational sessions. I left conference with an expanded knowledge base and bags full of new OT tools (or as my clients call them toys).  Neitherless, top of my list of unforgettable experiences this weekend was meeting MAT MAN!!!






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Let the FUN times ROLL!!!

The kids in class had fun rolling their way to the end of the alphabet.




Friday, February 12, 2016 2 comments

FEBUARY SPECIAL

Next Thursday "L" and "H" are ready of class adventures. Join PAINT WRITE NOW: Toddler and Preschool Class this Thursday and take advantage of our Febuary Special. For a limited time, the cost of the remaining 5 class is just $58. Don't miss out on another Thursday with PAINT and LETTER Adventures! As always your first class is FREE!!!









Sunday, January 24, 2016 0 comments

JANUARY WINTER SPECIAL

It's not to late!!! Join our PAINT WRITE NOW: Toddler and Preschool Class this Thursday and take advantage of our Winter Special.  For a limited time we are waving our registration fee (a $40 value).  Don't miss out on another Thursday with PAINT and LETTER Adventures!  As always your first class is FREE!!!










Thursdays /  10:30 - 11:30am / 2 - 6 years old  / $180*

    Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street Chicago, IL 60605

    *The cost of the remaining 9 weeks minus the registration fee.

Registration is ongoing!!!

For more information and to register contact Tiffany Powers-Reid at 773.507.5076 or writenow.reid@gmail.com and send payment through PayPal using the same email address.

Friday, January 8, 2016 0 comments

PAINT WRITE NOW!!!


Using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum, children will experience hands on multi-sensory approach to learning the fundamentals of letter formation.  Children will strengthen their color and shape recognition, fine motor skills, and spatial awareness. Our goal is to equip children with the necessary tools to write with confidence and ease.

Thursdays, January 21 - March 24, 2016  /  10:30 - 11:30am 

   2 - 6 years old  / $240

    Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street Chicago, IL 60605

For more information and to register contact Tiffany Powers-Reid at 773.507.5076 or writenow.reid@gmail.com and send payment through PayPal using the same email address.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 7 comments

Tiffany's Tuesday Tip

"Life Rolls On"


Fall is here! While I love this time of the year, sometimes I can’t resist travelling to someplace warm just to get that last dash of summer in before the seasons change. I recently had to opportunity to attend the 2015 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship in La Jolla, CA.

I was both moved and inspired to see so many people and children leaving their wheelchairs behind to surf and enjoy the beach. It was such a stark reminder that we don’t have to let our circumstances limit what’s possible in life. I was particularly inspired by a slogan on one child’s wheelchair that read “Life Rolls On”.  Clearly it does, as the owner, a double leg amputee, was in the ocean having a fantastic time. My goal is to bring that kind of inspiration to my OT clients as we work toward reaching various milestones.


As you help your children get back into their school routine, don’t forget to sign up for handwriting and/or OT services. My schedule is filling up fast, so call or email today to schedule.





 
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