Handwriting Improvement Program
Unbridled Rehab offers the Handwriting Improvement Program (HIP) for either 1:1 needs or small group treatment environments using Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. HWT is a multi-sensory approach using developmentally appropriate sequence and instruction for all learning styles. HWT offers strategies to correct errors such as letter/number reversals, poor spacing, inappropriate letter size, and more for those having difficulty with handwriting. HIP is available to all ages Pre-K through transitioning teens. A HWT prepared and certified therapist is available for consult.
HIP is a 6-week program, 1 hour per week, where an occupational therapist will screen students for both strengths and needs. Participation in HIP will build the student’s confidence in the classroom and during homework activities. The therapist facilitating HIP will assess the student’s grasp, type of utensil used, and positioning, while also teaching the foundations of print or cursive using a developmental sequence, consistent with language promoting, visual, and proprioceptive sensory systems. The weekly practice sessions are packed with multi-sensory tools promoting handwriting speed and fluency that make handwriting fun! Enrollment includes one HWT training book per student.
Meetings will be twice per week for 6 weeks. Each visit will be about 60 mins with 45 mins of work and 15 mins of time for parent instruction as needed. We use learning without tears curriculum which will include a strong multi-sensory approach to handwriting, tailored to each child’s needs in order to make it easy and FUN!
We are offering group and 1:1 options. Unfortunately, the handwriting services are not covered by insurance; however, since it is run by an OT, we are available for consult apart from the handwriting program if additional services are required which is covered by insurance. Additionally, we do accept payment plans for all these services. If you are interested in a payment plan, please indicate in your interest form (below).
6-week program: $300 total which includes materials and personal workbook.
Group meetings will be held:
Sunday and Wednesday afternoons from 2 pm – 3 pm June 17th – July 29th at Eldersburg Library.
Tuesday and Thursday mornings 11 am – 12 pm June 19th – August 2nd at Glenwood Library.
Note: there will be some days we have to alter due to July 4th holiday etc. Makeups for missed days are strongly encouraged.
Individual Instruction (1:1):
6-week program: $750 total which includes materials and personal workbook.
The individual sessions will be available Tuesday/Thursday afternoons June 19 – August 2 and will be scheduled based on availability. They can be done in home or meeting at the local library.