The participants in the CEW groups at the STAR center continue to make progress in their ability to form letters. As we've mentioned, we see significant changes in the willingness to write using our handwriting program. Here is a nice examples of how increased participation leads to increased self-esteem and confidence. In turn, you see a much clearer functional outcome in written work. At the start of groups, this 6-year old boy produced lightly written letters with wavering lines. A few days later he was writing straighter lines much darker and clearer. He also demonstrated a significant positive change in his grasp patter. He is, overall, a much confident and efficient writer.
Groups continue at the STAR Center this week. One of the participants demonstrated how Connect Experience Write can positively impact a child's willingness tow rote. This little boy started group saying, "I am NOT learning how to write." After our warm-up songs, sung by Brady Rymer, he began to let down his guard. He was singing and dancing forgetting he was there to "learn to write". After listening to the musical tones for letter "C" he began to wrote trying to match his movements to the sound of the music. by the end of the session he excitedly announced, "Look what I just wrote! I wrote a whole word!" He came to class the next say and they day after that ready to learn how to write.
Carrie Davis and Michele Parkins are occupational therapists and co-founders of CEW