Monday, October 25, 2010

Handwriting Fundamentals

We don't know yet how much Jack will be writing versus how much he will be brailling so for now we are working on both handwriting and brailling fundamentals.

To be able to write, there are certain fundamental things you work on first. Straight line tracing is one of the first skills.

Jack is visually impaired so "tracing" a line has to take on a different look. Today I used wiki sticks to form two straight line "templates" for Jack to follow.

First I explained the activity and helped Jack to "trace" the line with his finger. Next, we used a fat blue (color of the day) paint marker to trace the lines.

The line on the left was done with me holding the marker and giving a bit of hand over hand assist. The line on the right was all Jack.


Melissa aka Equidae said...

looks like he is doing quite fine there :) wish you all a great week

Rachel said...

Great job!!! Sounds like y'all are having lots of fun :)

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mommytoalot said...

Fantastic Jack!
Just he co-operative with these activities.?