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Handwriting in lower primary

Posted: September 8, 2014

Teachers in lower primary and the Learning Development Team are currently implementing a handwriting programme based on Handwriting Without Tears (HWT). HWT was developed by occupational therapists, and follows a developmental approach. It lays the foundation skills for learning handwriting, and then provides a scope and sequence for teachers to follow. Strategies can be adopted and modified depending on learners’ needs. A strength of the programme is that it is multisensory. It focuses on developing pencil grip, letter formation and letter placement.

 To find out more about supporting handwriting at home, please sign up for the Parent Learning Opportunity focussing on handwriting.