Monday, 3 May 2010

Children's Activity Groups to Improve Learning and Writing Skills

Many children need some assistance in writing effectively. Sometimes they are referred to Occupational Therapy (OT) due to poor pencil grip, sometimes due to pressing too hard, sometimes they have difficulty sitting at the table or tire easily.

Many of the parents would enjoy private OT sessions but grumble about the fee. For this reason, I am putting together groups of 4-6 children to work on similar goals towards enabling them to sit quietly in a class, learn effectively and write beautifully and with ease.

The advantage of the group, other than reducing cost, is that it is fun for the children to "play or do exercises" together. In this way they don’t feel odd or different but part of a group working towards a common goal.

Children who would benefit from these writing or pre-writing groups need to be 4 years and up. To sign up for a group, a letter of recommendation from the ganenet or teacher is needed.

Each child will need to undergo an evaluation in order to determine which group will be appropriate.

To schedule an appointment for your evaluation and to be allocated to the appropriate group, please email

For those interested, private individual sessions are available for exclusive clients. Also offered in the comfort of your own home for exclusive clients in the Jerusalem area.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Shoshanah Shear
Registered Occupational Therapist with 19 years experience.

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