Handy Learning

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About the author:
Susan Thompson, OTR is an Occupational Therapist who has specialized in pediatrics for over 19 years. She has a degree in education as well as a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy. She developed the Handy Learning program while working in a school setting and piloted the entire program for three years before releasing it to the public.

She is a highly sought presenter and owns the continuing education company, Handy Learning Seminars, Inc. In her free time she likes to windsurf, play piano and ukulele, and practice Tai Chi. She is a certified Tai Chi for Health instructor.

Handy Learning

Activities for Hand Development & Curriculum Enhancement

Authored by Susan J Thompson OTR
Edition: Fifth Edition

Handy Learning was developed by Occupational Therapist, Susan Thompson, due to the increasing need for hand development in young children. Children no longer play with toys that develop hand skills. Children are therefore, unprepared for the fine motor skills required for success in school and daily living.

This book provides researched, effective and fun activities, proven to promote hand development in young children. All activities have been tested in the classroom, are child driven and prepare the child's hands for complex fine motor task such as: handwriting, cutting, drawing, managing buttons and snaps, and appropriate use of eating utensils.

Handy Learning has been implemented successfully in classrooms and homes across the U.S. and internationally and has been met with enthusiasm by teachers, parents and children alike.

Publication Date:
0692729437 / 9780692729434
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Education / Elementary

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