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Teaching Handwriting to Students with Autism
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Articles, Tips, and Resources
November Topic: Teaching Handwriting to Students with Autism
Some students with autism may display difficulties with handwriting.
Possible reasons for this may relate to sensory processing and motor
planning. Dysgraphia (which is not necessarily experienced by a person
with autism) refers to difficulties in fine motor control that can
result in poor handwriting skills. These difficulties can occur despite
strong learning skills in other areas. Some students may also be less
intrinsically motivated to participate in writing activities, so making
these activities more motivating may be helpful. This month, we'll share
articles, activities, and resources to make writing more motivating and
fun to your children or students with autism. Although not necessarily
specifically related to autism, we will also share some information and
resources about dysgraphia.
Research: Children With Autism Show Specific Handwriting Difficulties - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/research-children-with-autism-show-specific-handwriting-difficulties
Additional Research on Handwriting and Autism - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/additional-research-on-handwriting-and-autism
Handwriting Without Tears - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/handwriting-without-tears
Understanding Dysgraphia - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/understanding-dysgraphia
Strategies, Accommodations, and Modifications for Dysgraphia - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/strategies-accommodations-and-modifications-for-dysgraphia
How We Taught Our Child with Autism to Write - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/how-we-taught-our-child-with-autism-to-write
Upper and Lowercase Letter Formation Writing Guide - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/upper-and-lowercase-letter-formation-writing-guide
Cutting and Tracing Freebies from Positively Autism - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/cutting-and-tracing-freebies-from-positively-autism
Handwriting Word Work and Sentence Work Samples - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/handwriting-word-work-and-sentence-work-samples
Reading and Copywork for Kids Who Love Trains - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/reading-and-copywork-for-kids-who-love-trains
Recommended (and Fun!) Handwriting Workbooks - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/recommended-and-fun-handwriting-workbooks
Thanksgiving Freebies (Social Stories, Activities, and More)
Thanksgiving Social Story - PDF http://www.positivelyautism.com/downloads/Thanksgiving_SocialSkillStory.pdf or PowerPoint (You can edit/customize the Powerpoint version).
Thanksgiving Vocabulary Flashcards- http://www.positivelyautism.com/downloads/Thanksgiving_Vocabulary.pdf
Thanksgiving Verbs Vocabulary Flashcards - http://www.positivelyautism.com/downloads/Thanksgiving_Vocabulary_Verbs.pdf
More Thanksgiving freebies can be found here: http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/freebies-community---thanksgiving.html
Since Facebook isn't showing our Daily Autism Freebie posts to many of
our followers (because they want Facebook pages to pay for sponsored
posts), I'm listing some of our most popular freebies from the month
here. You can go directly to http://daily-autism-freebie.blogspot.com/ each day to get the freebies without Facebook!
"Yes" and "No" Questions Practice - http://daily-autism-freebie.blogspot.com/2014/11/yes-and-no-questions-practice.html
Communication Cards for Between School and Home about Special Classes - http://daily-autism-freebie.blogspot.com/2014/11/communication-cards-for-between-school.html
Restroom Picture Schedule - http://daily-autism-freebie.blogspot.com/2014/10/restroom-picture-schedule.html
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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm so thankful to all of Positively Autism's subscribers.
Nicole Caldwell, M.Ed.
Founder, Positively Autism
Developing Handwriting Skills for Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder by Leicestershire Autism Outreach Service - http://www.leics.gov.uk/autism_handwriting_skills.pdf
Please note that all information contained in this and any of our
newsletters is for informational purposes only, and should not be
construed as professional advice on any subject matter. If you need
handwriting help for your children or students, please contact
appropriate professionals, such as an occupational therapist.
The information provided in this newsletter is for informational
purposes only, and should not be construed as professional advice on any
subject matter. If you have specific questions about your child, please
contact the appropriate professionals, such as a BCBA, medical doctor,
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