Hands at Work and Play was developed for students who find it hard to meet the writing demands in their primary classroom setting. It is a program that blends activities familiar to both the classroom and therapeutic settings.
Hands at Work and Play is divided into 3 sections:
FM 101 This is a ten-week pre-writing program which targets students who are having difficulty with fine motor experiences in the classroom. There is a sensory motor component in the program which stresses whole-body exercises, with table activities which focus on fine motor activites such as cutting, tracing and coloring. Home practice is encouraged with weekly letters.
FM 102 This is a thirteen-week beginning writing program. It is designed for students who are exhibiting hand-control difficulties. Focus is placed on holding writing utensils correctly and correct letter formation. Sensory motor activities focus on fine motor control and strengthening. Table activities are mainly for letter formation and practice.
FM 103 This formal writing program focuses on printing and posture. Sensory motor activities all lead to increasing control of muscles needed for correct and stable writing posture. Table activities focus on pencil and paper tasks which emphasize left-to-right writing habits, spacing, letter formation and directionality.