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K. Madison Broome
Hand over hand
Fri Jun 5, 2015 22:15
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I agree that hand over hand writing is so important and a great strategy! Having someone show you the motion of writing your name or a word is so helpful! Muscle memory is very effective. Also, the repetitiveness of a motion is necessary for students with autism. It gives them several necessary opportunities to learn and relearn the formation of letters.

  • Emergent literacy in ASD - Navila Castro, Thu Jun 4 20:15
    In the Emergent literacy videos: emergent writing, children like Sami and JR independently engage themselves in emergent writing. They hold a toy, or pencil,or marker and practice the motion. As a... more
    • Response to Navila - brownrf, Sat Jun 6 10:26
      I really liked seeing the students practicing too. I am having a hard time thinking of things I can do as a teacher in the future to teach my students these skills but also keeping them interested.... more
      • Response to Brownrf - Navila Castro, Sat Jun 6 10:46
        I would suggest giving the student choice. I have previously learned that allowing the students to choose motivates them and gives them a sense of control in the lesson that can be positive. I would... more
    • Hand over hand - K. Madison Broome, Fri Jun 5 22:15
    • hand over hand writing - macdonaldke, Fri Jun 5 11:25
      I also enjoyed seeing the hand over hand method being implemented. At first it seemed a little forceful, but I like how students have a chance to write their names on their own and play around with... more
      • Hand over hand method - coxdm, Fri Jun 5 16:47
        The hand over hand method was interesting for me to view as well. I think it is a great opportunity for the students to actually feel the letters being made. When the teacher speaks the letter while... more
    • Exactly! - miloshcl, Fri Jun 5 09:41
      I agree, Navila. It stuck out to me how the students were interested in the writing tools and books without any help from a teacher. I didn't get a chance to see it get carried over into instruction, ... more
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