Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00
Katy Dieckhaus MS, OTR
Is your child easily frustrated when presented with coloring or writing tasks? Do you notice that opening containers or maintaining a grasp on feeding utensils appear difficult for your child? Does your child have difficulty activating or playing with age appropriate toys?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, Ready Writers to the rescue!
Ready Writers is a class designed for children ages 3-5 years old who are having difficulty with fine motor tasks. These struggles may not only be affecting their pre-writing skills, but also their ability to complete daily self-care activities. Ready Writers will help your child develop and refine their grasping pattern, pre-writing, and pre-cutting skills while also learning how to form shapes and letters along the way. Guided by a pediatric licensed Occupational Therapist, fine motor activities will be presented using a fun, sensory-filled approach. Each class will consist of an introductory music and movement warm up followed by seated table top activities with structured sensory breaks incorporated throughout.
The class will target developmental skills including:
bilateral hand coordination
visual and auditory attention
pre-writing skills and letter identification/formation
Caregiver Participation Expectations: Caregivers are welcomed to remain throughout the class or join in during the final 15 minutes of the session. This will allow for the child and instructor to discuss areas addressed and strategies to use at home.
Minimum Requirements to Participate: Children must be able to tolerate sitting at a table independently for 5-10 minutes at a time. They also must be able to remain in their diaper/pull-up for the duration of the class or be fully potty trained.
Class Minimum/Maximum Participants: 4/6