Tuesday, October 28, 2014 0 comments

I'm Back!


Now that the kids are back in the swing of things at school it’s probably a good time to reevaluate some of the skills they will need for success. With the implementation of the common core standards, not much emphasis is placed on teaching handwriting in the classroom. However, recent research supports the idea that the process of learning handwriting creates pathways in the brain that help with overall learning.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/whats-lost-as-handwriting-fades.html?_r=1

 

The good news is that I am available to help your child hone those fine motor skills and improve their penmanship. Write Now Handwriting and Therapeutic Services utilizes the Handwriting Without Tears program to help your child learn to write with ease and confidence. I also provide pediatric occupational therapy servicesI’m also available for small group after school sessions, camps and on-site school consultations.



Monday, January 20, 2014 0 comments

THANK YOU MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014 0 comments

January & February Offer


JANUARY & FEBRUARY OFFER

As we start a New Year, I would like to offer promotions to my new and returning clients. New clients, you are eligible to receive a FREE Print Tool evaluation, Handwriting Without Tears' comprehensive handwriting assessment tool.*  The Print Tool assesses handwriting in 8 areas: memory, orientation, placement, size, start, sequence, control, and spacing.

The following defines each area:
Memory - Remembering and writing dictated letters
Orientation - Facing letters in the correct direction
Placement - Putting letters on the baseline
Size - Writing too large for current grade
Start - Where each letter begins
Sequence - Order and stroke direction of the letter parts
Control - Neatness and proportion of the letter part
Spacing - Amount of space left between letters in words and words in sentences

Returning clients, I would like to offer you a free session with each referral. **

* Offer valid until February 15th. Written assessment results will be issued at your child's second tutoring session.

** Your free session can be redeemed after your referral attends their second session. Not valid on previous referrals.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 0 comments

Lego and Santa Write Now Day Camps

Everyone enjoyed winter camp this year. From Lego creations, book making, to holiday crafts we did not let a moment past without having handwriting adventures.  Please contact me for information regrading joining NEW after-school handwriting group this January.





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Fall Classes at AJCW

This past fall I offered two classes at AJCW, an home school co-op in Skokie.  I enjoyed every minute of fun with both my preschool and school age children. As always the students improved their writing while participating in varies sensory more activities (creating taco recipes, writing in shaving cream, participating in fine motor activities, and of course making Mat Man). 
  










Saturday, December 7, 2013 0 comments

COME WRITE WITH ME !!!!


COME WRITE WITH ME THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!!!

LEGO Write Now – December 23rd
LEGOS and HANDWRITING WILL COME TOGETHER in this day camp.  This camp is geared to improve your child’s letter formation skills.  By working on letter formation, placement, size, spacing, and accuracy of both CURSIVE andPRINT handwriting students will create a Lego manual featuring their very own Lego masterpieces.  With scissors, paper, photos, and imagination students will create a one-of-a-kind how to manual that reflects their interest. A child centered developmental approach to equip children with a solid foundation for handwriting success using the award winning Handwriting Without Tears®curriculum and the Loops and other Groups: A Kinesthetic Writing System techniques will be used to emphasize formation ofPRINT or CURSIVE letters and numbers. Handwriting Without Tears curriculum with multi-sensory strategies will be applied in camp activities.  AGE: 6 years and up • COST:  $60 

SANTA Write Now – December 21st & December 24th
HOLIDAYS and HANDWRITING WILL COME TOGETHER in this day camp. This camp will emphasize formation of PRINT or CURSIVE letters and numbers using the award winning Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum while creating treasured masterpieces. Students will write a Dear Santa Letter, create festive holiday cards, and crafts.  Of course, these cards, letters, and gifts will surely feature your child’s very best handwriting.  As you finish up last minute holiday shopping and errands, please let your child join me for some handwriting fun disguised as HOLIDAY FUN.    AGE: 6 years and up  COST: $50

Each day camp will run from 10am to 3pm in my Hyde Park location.  Early care (8am to 10am) and aftercare (3pm to 5pm) are available at a minimal cost if you need a few extra moments to complete your holiday errands.  If you pre-register for both camps the cost will be discounted at $100 for both days.  To register, please reply to this email and make payment via paypal towritenow.reid@gmail.com.  Looking forward to providing your child with the necessary tools to write withCONFIDENCE and EASE.
Sunday, July 21, 2013 0 comments

Before and After




These samples are from one of my students, a 7-year old boy, who I tutor.  During his sessions, we worked on visual and fine motor activities which in turn improved his ability to control his pencil when writitng. As seen clearly, improvement was noted in memory ( remembering and writing dictated letters), orientation (facing letters in correct directions), placement (putting letters on the baseline), size (writing too large for current grade), start (where each letter begins), sequence (order and stroke direction of the letter part), and lastly control (neatness and proportion of the letter parts).  

 
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