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Snowman fine motor themed. Work on pencil grasp and fine motor skills through these 10 pages of pencil warmup!Download, cut into 1/4, and then put in centers, or use for quick pencil warmups. Training sheets for grasp development are included.If
Subjects:
Special Education, Winter, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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Bats! FREEBIE! This fine motor activity uses tongs or tweezers to place bats on a tree, hanging upside down!Make your own bat tree with popsicle sticks. We used a cone and construction paper and taped popsicle sticks into branches.This freebie
Subjects:
Special Education, Halloween, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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By The Fine Motor Store
Free apple themed activities to write the alphabet letters in print or to practice handwriting on the apple themed paper.From The Fine Motor Store, these apple writing templates are perfect ways of practicing letters. Activity 1: Trace letters a -
Subjects:
Autumn, Handwriting, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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By The Fine Motor Store
All About Me Free Draw a Person Practice Booklet. Perfect for practice for draw a face, draw a person skills. This is a free printable from The Fine Motor Store. Print the two pages and make booklets! See video for quick demonstration!Step
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
W.K.2, W.K.3
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By The Fine Motor Store
Free Numbers Tracing Activity from The Fine Motor Store. Follow the path to trace the numbers. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten centers. 5 free pages.These worksheets are part of the TEACH Numbers Curriculum - a fun, comprehensive
Subjects:
Numbers, Tools for Common Core, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
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By The Fine Motor Store
Need a fun game for white elephant gift exchanges for holiday parties? This is a fun game for students OR faculty during gift exchanges. Everyone takes a gift. Then go around a circle and the dice roller will 1. Unwrap the gift in their hand.
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
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By The Fine Motor Store
Video to teach a student how to hold a pencil with a correct pencil grasp. This video demonstrates the TIP grip and shows how to set up a TIP grip for correct grasp. However, it shows correct grasp no matter whether a grip or no grip is used on a
Subjects:
Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Video Files
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Duration: 03:42
By The Fine Motor Store
Pencil Warmups to Teach How to Hold a Pencil. Teach students how to hold a pencil correctly. This free download has activities for pencil warmups - perfect for centers, for class activities or for occupational therapy. These activities work on
Subjects:
Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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3.7
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By The Fine Motor Store
MONKEYS: FREEBIE with art project and fine motor/writing labs!This is a fun freebie with a sample of fine motor and writing labs from The Fine Motor Store on Teachers Pay Teachers. It also includes a wonderful art project that is very easy - even
Subjects:
Writing, Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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How to Use the First Strokes Handwriting Program in a School SettingTraining manual for the First Strokes Handwriting Program. Comprehensive manual to train how to teach handwriting, stroke sequence and patterning, and memory skills through the
Subjects:
Occupational Therapy, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4
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By The Fine Motor Store
Valentine Cut Glue and Write Picture Word Sentences for Center Time! Cut out the picture/word symbols and unscramble to form sentences. Glue onto handwriting paper (4 different types come with the file). Then write the sentence. The first word
Subjects:
Special Education, Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Fine Motor Store
Shaving Cream Puff Elephant with Differentiated Writing Activities Perfect for special education, speech therapy, differentiated learning, autism and special needs, beginning writers, pre-k, preschool and kindergarten. Turn any writing activity
Subjects:
Special Education, Writing, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literature Circles
FREE
3 ratings
3.9
Video
Duration: 03:31
By The Fine Motor Store
Placing upper case K and lower case k within the handwriting lines can be tricky to learn! This is a story with embedded letter K and k practice, to teach students correct placement within the handwriting lines. Daddy kangaroo and baby kangaroo
Subjects:
Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By The Fine Motor Store
Developing a Fine Motor Program for Classroom or Therapy - Article by Jan McCleskey, MA, OTRThis is an article for teachers or for occupational therapists, to teach how to develop a program for classroom or therapy for fine motor skills. Perfect
Subjects:
Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Staff
Types:
Lectures, Teacher Manuals, Professional Documents
FREE
19 ratings
4.0
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By The Fine Motor Store
FREE Crazy Pencils! Teach and practice pencil grasp for handwriting. WINTER THEMED Fine Motor Activities for Centers and Therapy! Cute Winter Animals - all will inspire fine motor skills and pencil skills! Wow – FULL VERSION has 40 pencil skills
Subjects:
Winter, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.B.5
FREE
21 ratings
4.0
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By The Fine Motor Store
FREE Crazy Scissors! WINTER THEMED ANIMALS Fine Motor Activities for Centers and Therapy! Cute Winter Animals - all will inspire fine motor skills and scissors skills! Wow – FULL VERSION has 57 scissors skills activities for center time that work
Subjects:
Winter, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
24 ratings
4.0
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By The Fine Motor Store
FINE MOTOR FUN! Want a fun center time activity to work on fine motor control? Print out this freebie, cut into 4 labs, and place in centers with a pencil!FREE Fine Motor Activities for Center time or therapy with a "Back to School" theme..
Subjects:
Back to School, Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
26 ratings
3.9
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By The Fine Motor Store
Letter or Number Reversals? Print out these stickers and place on the top of the pencil. Use a piece of tape to hold in place. When students are writing letters and numbers, they can use the sticker as a guide for how to write the letter or
Subjects:
Writing, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
22 ratings
4.0
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By The Fine Motor Store
Free! Coloring sheet for memorizing the top row of a keyboard! Students color an alien named QWERTY who lives on planet UIOP! Then memorize the keyboard! If you like this free printable, check out Jan McCleskey's store - she has Multi-sensory OFF
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Tools for Common Core, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
19 ratings
4.0
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By The Fine Motor Store
This is an article that discusses grasp development in young children, and joint laxity and its influence on the development of grasp. Ever notice how young children increasingly have a tendency to hold a pencil incorrectly? This article is the
Subjects:
Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Staff
Types:
Research, Professional Documents, For Parents
FREE
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4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

19 years occupational therapy experience in the public schools. Now own The Handwriting Clinic in Richardson, Texas and author of First Strokes products and workshops. I create writing literacy activities for students with autism, special needs and learning disabilities as well as lesson plans for fine motor activities, drawing, coloring, grasp development, scissor skills and handwriting. My activities are a blend of therapeutic activities that can be used to support IEP's and classroom goals in the classroom. I travel and do over 35 workshops nationwide per year. My website is www.TheHandwritingClinic.com. My goal is to empower teachers and engineer the classroom to build a bridge between therapy and the classroom. My philosophy is multi-sensory activities helps students learn while having fun and using all their senses!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Multi-sensory and FUN !

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS in occupational therapy University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Tx 1883 MA in administration in occupational therapy Texas Woman's University Denton, Tx 1988

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

www.TheHandwritingClinic.com - Jan presents the First Strokes Multi-sensory Handwriting, Fine Motor and Keyboarding workshops nationwide. Come to a sponsored workshop, or your facility can sponsor a workshop! Workshops come with tons of activities and resources! Our clinic also does tutoring and therapy in the Plano, Texas area - over 400 kids come each year to our after school classes or summer camps. We even have intense fly-in programs!

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