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Although at Theraplayy we use a variety of components from different handwriting curriculums, several of our Occupational Therapists are trained in using the Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) Method. Throughout the summer months, we offer a handwriting camp that uses the HWT curriculum.

Handwriting Without TearsĀ® is a proven success in making legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill for students. The curriculum is developmentally based and uses hands-on, educationally sound instructional methods to teach handwriting.

HWT readiness and writing lessons teach body awareness, cooperation, taking turns, listening, crayon grip, drawing, building, letter and number recognition, capital letter and number formation. Children learn to print using hands-on materials and developmentally appropriate activities. Fine motor work gained from the writing readiness program prepares students for pencil and paper success.

HWT’s simple cursive style helps children make an easy transition from print. Using the same multisensory techniques, the cursive program begins in 3rd grade when children have better developed hand-eye coordination.