Handwriting Therapy
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Handwriting Therapy

Handwriting Without Tears Program

The Pre-K Get Set for School™ program introduces school readiness activities for young children of all ability levels. Through music, movement, building, coloring, and multisensory activities, children have fun as they develop important skills are language proficiency, color and shape awareness, fine and gross motor control, letter and number recognition, counting abilities and social skills.

Handwriting Without Tears Kindergarten teaches capital and lowercase letter and number formation. Children learn to print using hands-on materials and developmentally appropriate activities. Fine motor work prepares students for pencil and paper success in the student workbook.

  • Kindergarten Teacher’s Guide and Letters and Numbers for Me student workbook teach motor skill development, pencil grip, and other printing foundation skills.
  • Hands-on manipulatives including the Roll-A-Dough Letters™, Stamp and See Screen™, Slate Chalkboard, Blackboard with Double Lines, and Magic C Bunny help students practice letters, numbers, and words as they develop the language for letters, the sequence for formation, good posture, and much more.
  • Big Sheet Draw and Write Paper, Wide Notebook Paper, and Writing Notebook help students learn to write easily and legibly on the correct size lines.

Handwriting Without Tears First & Second Grade emphasizes printing lowercase letters correctly and using them in words and sentences.

  • My Printing Book and Printing Power student workbooks introduce students to lowercase letters, review capitals, and teach word and sentence skills to prepare students for writing in all their classes.
  • Big Sheet Draw and Write Paper. Wide Notebook Paper and Draw and Write Notebook help students write easily and legibly on the correct size lines.
  • Hands-on manipulatives including the Slate Chalkboard, Blackboard with Double Lines, and Magic C Bunny help students practice letters, numbers, and words as they develop the language for letters, sequence for formation, reversal-free writing, and more.

Handwriting Without Tears Cursive is for third grade-level students. The program introduces a clean, clear vertical style of cursive and emphasizes correct habits for forming and connecting letters.

  • Cursive Handwriting student workbook introduces students to cursive easily while promoting the enjoyment of writing.
  • Regular Notebook Paper and Writing Notebook help students write easily and legibly on the correct size lines.
  • Fun manipulatives including the Blackboard with Double Lines Magic C Bunny help students practice numerous skills including cursive connections, lowercase and capital skills, and spacing.

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Questions & Answers


There is all too often a stigma attached to the word “therapy”. The misconception is not specific to the United States; in fact, the overall lack of awareness and education surrounding pediatric therapy world-wide is one of the biggest reasons why we started Project Play Therapy.

In most facets of our lives today, Americans are quick to embrace technology, services or research helping us lead happier or more productive lives. But what if there were already services that helped children be happier and more productive, regardless if there were issues with handwriting or a recent diagnosis of Cerebral palsy? There are.

So, does your child need therapy? Truthfully, we can't say. There is no test, list of conditions or traits we could communicate on this screen that would thoughtfully answer your question; however, we would love to have an open-minded, non-judgmental discussion with you if you even have sneaking suspicions.

If you suspect that your child or family member may need therapy, you should contact a therapist to set up an evaluation. Once an evaluation has been completed decisions regarding therapy recommendations and a plan of treatment can be determined.
If your child has had an evaluation by a licensed therapist within the last year, there may not be a need for another evaluation. To find out which of our therapies will best help your child, contact Project Play Therapy.
Psychological Services
We offer comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations in both clinic and school settings. Our licensed school psychologists and educational consultants provide collaborative, informative, and practical therapy to families and schools.

Academic Tutoring
Our tutors coach and develop children in grades pre-school through middle school in all academic areas, including organization and timeliness. Testing is available, but an assessment is not a prerequisite to participate in our tutoring program.

Handwriting Therapy
Often using the renowned Handwriting Without Tears program, therapists teach capital and lowercase letter and number formation. Children learn to print through hands-on materials and developmentally appropriate activities. Fine motor work prepares students for pencil and paper success.

Music Therapy
From birth, music can have a profound effect on the growth and development of children. Hence, our music therapists use live music interventions to help children reach their physiological, emotional, cognitive and social goals, often including soothing, promoting learning and offering a sense of security.

Art Therapy
Our therapists use the creative process of art to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children. Children often use the art process, through creative representation and symbolism, to express and release feelings of stress and anxiety.

Social Groups
We offer a variety of peer groups to help children, ages preschool through middle school, develop social relationships and work on skills such as social greetings, identifying levels of body activity, play, dealing with bullying/teasing, expressing emotions and how to self-regulate their responses to others and their environment. These groups are often led by an OT or SLP.

Interactive Metronome
Our specially trained and licensed therapists apply the research based intervention program that has proven to benefit children with a range of neuro-rehabilitative and developmental learning disabilities. The program is designed to strengthen processing to improve attention, language processing, sequencing, motor planning, fundamental cognitive abilities and impulse control.