Printing

We understand that for some children, printing practice only leads to frustration, not perfection. The goal of our printing programs is to emphasize success for each child in order to build a sense of confidence when writing. Emphasis is placed on the component skills required for proficient writing, including pencil grasp, fine motor skills, visual motor skills, spatial skills, and motor planning. We use a multi-sensory approach and activities that are both fun and rewarding. For older children, we offer help organizing thoughts into written expression, as well as support with the mechanics of sentence and paragraph structure.

We offer printing programs both individually and in small groups, depending on the needs of the child.  

We offer the following Printing Groups:  

Upper Case Letters 

This program teaches the formation of all 26 upper case letters using the “Handwriting Without Tears” program developed by Jan Olsen, Occupational Therapist. Learning to print upper case letters helps children develop basic printing skills such as pencil grasp, line control and shape recognition. Areas of focus include letter formation, pencil control and fine motor skills. 

Offered in 1:1 sessions and as a group program.

Lower Case Letters

This program is for children who have acquired the ability to print upper case letters. 
Children are taught to print using a series of consistent “rules” which reinforce proper letter formation (for example, always starting from the top).  Areas of focus include letter formation, letter placement, printing on the line, pencil control, and fine motor skills.

 

 Offered in 1:1 sessions and as a group program.

Words and Sentences

This program makes the transition from learning how to print single letters to copying words and sentences while maintaining proper letter formation, line control and spacing between words. Areas of focus 
include letter formation, visual-motor skills, visual perceptual skills and fine motor skills.

Offered in 1:1 sessions and as a group program.  

For group schedule and fees please click here 

 

 

 

 

658 Danforth, Suite 406
Toronto, ON
M4J 5B9

Group Registration Information and Policies

  • You can register online or call us at 647-236-4263
  • Registrations are booked on a first come first serve basis.
  • Class Size: Min 2 students – Max. 4 students (an assistant will be assigned when there is more than two children enrolled in the group)
  • Payment for the group must be submitted to register (cheque, e-mail money transfer, or credit card).
  • We reserve the right to cancel a group secondary to low enrolment. Registrants will be notified one to two weeks before the first session. Any payments will be returned or refunded to the family promptly.
  • New students to Toronto Children’s Therapy Center: In order to ensure appropriate placement of your child in a group and to establish individualized goals, new students to Toronto Children’s Therapy Center must have a fine and printing assessment completed. The fee for the assessment at our clinic is $130.00. Occupational Therapy assessment reports completed at other facilities are accepted in lieu of an assessment, as long as the assessment was completed within 6 months of the group start date and the reports offer a strong description of your child’s writing abilities, and ability to participate in a group.   We are happy to review the reports and advise as to whether the information is sufficient to place your child in a group.  Please note, that for new students to Toronto Children’s Therapy Center, if the first session proves too challenging, then your OT may provide recommendations for a different group or 1:1 sessions.  Our goal is to ensure that your child will be participating in a group that will challenge them to progress, however, without frustrationFees for the remaining 7 sessions will be refunded accordingly.
  • Group fees include materials.
  • Cancellation policy: No refunds for missed classes by the student.