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September 30, 2015

Occupational therapists offer handwriting help


The team of 9 licensed occupational therapists at Child and Family Development offer evaluation and therapy services related to handwriting skills.  Our OTs have experience and training in the areas that are required for success including:   

  • core strength
  • executive functioning
  • fine motor function
  • visual perception  

Handwriting Without Tears¬Æ (HWT) is an award-winning and therapeutic curriculum that teaches writing skills to children of all abilities.  Kids move through the following programs to the next as skills grow: 

  • pre-printing
  • printing
  • cursive 
  • also available: keyboarding 

HWT® was developed by an Occupational Therapist using child-friendly language, child development concepts, and fun teaching techniques. All of the HWT® techniques are developmentally based, which means that a child builds upon the skills he has mastered. It is a multisensory approach that incorporates:

  • posture
  • strength
  • grasp
  • coordination
  • perception
  • writing

The HWT¬Æ product line includes workbooks and teacher guides,as well as multisensory approach to handwriting.  It uses a variety of mediums such as wooden pieces, play doh, magnadoodles, chalk and chalkboard, and music to help children master handwriting skills. 

Visit the HWT¬Æ website at for additional information!

Contact us to get started on handwriting work!  An individual or group plan is developed for your child.  

Read more about occupational therapy on our blog

We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care, South Carolina Medicaid and United Health Care.  Our clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.