Happenings and Updates
TRRC is on AmazonSmile
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Update on Insurance
We are now in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield plans as well as Maryland Physicians Care.
Unbridled Rehabilitation Services shirts coming soon. Preorder your t-shirts via email firstname.lastname@example.org, $10 per shirt. Please specify a size and style.
- Youth: S, M, L
- Adult: S, M, L, XL, ($12 for XXL)
- Styles: Standard cut (crew neck or v-neck), Women’s cut (crew neck or v-neck) $11
Summer Scheduling Reminder
Please contact the office to notify us if you have schedule adjustments for the spring and summer. It would be most helpful to know in advance as much as possible when you will be away for vacations so we can schedule accordingly.
Handwriting Improvement Program (H.I.P)
School will be out soon and June will be a great time for kids to practice handwriting in a fun and multi-sensory way! In today’s Common Core, students are writing more than ever—but more and more states are optioning to eliminate or minimize specific time allocated to handwriting instruction. Many of the local counties do not specifically teach cursive writing any longer, and indicate it is as out dated. However, research states that learning how to write by hand is a necessary early motor exercise for other cognitive and physical skills. It helps develop eye-hand coordination skills and boosts brain development at a greater rate among young children (Saperstein Associates 2012; James and Gauthier 2006; James 2012; Berninger 2012). Fast, fluent writing is critical in meeting the demands of today’s classrooms. Research has shown that cursive is faster than printing, and greater writing speed allows students to write better by lessening the burden on working memory (Peverly 2006). Therefore, the ability to write in cursive enables students to complete assignments quickly and take tests in a timely manner.
Alysa Simms, MOT, OTR/L has been Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) certified for over 14 years. By using HWTs multi-sensory developmental teaching order the following be addressed: posture, grip, letter formation, and paper positioning for greater success in during written tasks. Contact Alysa by email at email@example.com to schedule 1:1 or small group handwriting training using the Handwriting Without Tears method for preschoolers through middle school age students to fine tune both print and cursive handwriting skills. Insurance and FSA accepted.