Executive Function · Skills for school · Special Education

Working Memory

Often, the first time parents hear the term Working Memory (WM) is when their child undergoes assessment for learning difficulties. Teachers generally understand that a student's WM dictates the relative ease or difficulty with which they 'hold' information for short periods of time, say to follow classroom instructions, write and spell accurately or complete a mathematical… Continue reading Working Memory

Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Last questions!

I asked recently what sorts of blogposts people would like to see, and one of the responses related to question words. This is a great topic, and I've decided to deal with it in three separate articles. The first relates to spelling  and the second to using questions to develop reading and listening comprehension skills.… Continue reading Last questions!

Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

More questions…

I asked recently what sorts of blogposts people would like to see, and one of the responses related to question words. This is a great topic, and I've decided to deal with it in three separate articles. The first relates to spelling. This is the second, subtitled How using questions can help develop comprehension skills… Continue reading More questions…

Skills for school

Skills for School collection

A collection of blogs and infographics related to the skills that can support academic learning. All infographics available to download as PDFs via the main Infographics page. Feel free to use and share any graphics. Do get in touch to share where you have seen and used them, or to say what resources and graphics… Continue reading Skills for School collection

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Simple steps to a tripod pencil grasp

A few OT inspired ideas for parents and teachers to support handwriting

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Getting ready for writing (2)

A few OT inspired ideas for parents and teachers to support placement and positioning for writing

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Getting ready for writing

A few OT inspired ideas for parents and teachers to support children's posture for writing

Early Years · Skills for school

Promoting fine motor skills

A few OT inspired ideas for parents and teachers to support children's fine mtor skills for writing

Early Years · Skills for school

Building strength for deskwork

A few OT inspired ideas for parents and teachers to support children's developing skills for writing

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Letters and sounds

A downloadable infographic and downloadable resources to promote alphabet skills

Skills for school

Next Steps

My very first guest blog has been published on Mohamad Karbi's site. Do pop over and check it out. Source: Next Steps I must start by thanking Mohamad for inviting me to write a guest blog. It's a great honour! My inspiration for this post is taken from our original interaction back in February this year, when… Continue reading Next Steps

Early Years · Raising awareness · Skills for school

Learning Difficulties in the Early Years

Possible signs of learning difficulties in Early Years

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Pencil Grasp Story Booklet

A free downloadable and editable booklet to support pencil control

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Fine Motor Support for Writing

A few resources and strategies I have found helpful when supporting developing pencil control for writing

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Early Spelling and Writing

The first years of writing development.

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Pre-writing and early literacy skills

An introduction to the early stages of formal literacy focused on preparation for writing.

Executive Function · Skills for school

Routines can help

Routines can play a vital part in academic success and life beyond school.

Executive Function · Skills for school

Classroom Survival

Ideas for parents to share with teachers, and for teachers to test for themselves.