Lava Paper Practice turns into OT awesomeness

 This was done today by a 2nd grader who has SERIOUS handwriting issues but has been using lava paper a lot to practice and understands the rules – he would dictate a sentence to me, I would write it, then he would copy it (decreasing cognitive demands so he could focus on handwriting). He did sooo awesome…..he started to fatigue and words got bigger and I pointed out he was burning his letters so he erased them and restarted. Of course it’s not all perfect, because I pick and choose my battles and don’t feel like every little thing needs to be fixed each time, especially since he was working super hard and doing a great job focusing. At one point I did a “N” too tall and I was like Oooh the bees are going to attack my N! I hope your N doesn’t look like mine. And you should have seen how carefully he did his N to protect it. 🙂  I am so proud of his hard work. We showed this at his IEP today and his mom was blown away. Awesome!!!
Feb 15, 2012 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: none