Friday, April 12, 2013

Taking a Functional Handwriting Sample--Spring Cards

Final step today for our spring cards.  It was a good opportunity to assess the students' functional handwriting toward the end of the year.

This assesses handwriting, not composing and handwriting.  The students dictated a sentence or two to insert in their cards for their moms, I took dictation and the students copied from my writing.

It was mostly near point copying (with the text directly next to the student's paper) but I changed it up for one student whose nose kept bumping the table surface...

Used this activity with three students, photocopied their final products and included the photocopies in their OT files.  Love to pass around these samples during IEP meetings to illustrate a student's legible, functional handwriting when they're motivated to work hard.

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