Seeking handwriting help for your child that will teach them how to write without any tantrums or them trying to use avoidance tactics?
You need our:
Online handwriting lessons
with Handwriting experts who are Occupational Therapists.
We offer individual handwriting lessons for children aged 6 to 16 years. Join us and discover the power of proven Occupational Therapy Techniques – Unleashing Great Handwriting Results!
Are you concerned your child is close to wanting to give up on practising their handwriting?
That’s where our specialised handwriting lessons step in.
Are online lessons as effective as face-to-face sessions?
Absolutely! Our online lessons are as successful as face-to-face sessions, if not more. In short, when we see each other on screen we are closer to them than if we were in the same room. This allows greater attention to detail. Above all, we can also adapt a lesson and change resources very quickly. Both ensure exceptional results and also provide a rewarding learning experience.
We'll make their learning a delightful and rewarding experience as you'll see us help them:
So, how does a handwriting lesson work?
Firstly, when you click on the button to book your lesson, you will be taken to a different webpage. Here you will be asked to book either a taster (one-off) lesson, a block of 6 lessons or a refresher lesson. A refresher lesson is only suitable if we have worked together before.
Next, you will be asked to video your child writing and for them to complete up to 5 worksheets prior to the lesson. This gives us everything we need to assess your child’s writing.
We use occupational therapy techniques and task analysis skills to make your child’s lesson enjoyable. So the hardest thing for them is deciding what games we are going to play. And remembering it is a handwriting lesson that has to end after 45 minutes!
Below is a picture of some of the games that we play when asking children to practice their handwriting. They say and then write down their answers. For us to see what they have written they hold the work up to the camera and we take a screenshot. This acts as a record of improvement but also helps us discuss areas to develop.
If you’re here thinking this is great but my child is 11 or over, we have a different page that you might find more helpful to read.
We have helped many parents like you.
This could be your child after working with us
Our handwriting lessons are for children who:
Meet one of our past students:
I doubt that you will believe this but Tom, aged 10, surprisingly wrote the review below without being asked!
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Our lessons are a tailored handwriting programme that delivers real results. Every lesson is different from the others and we never repeat the same game-based activity unless asked.
Before our first lesson: Assessment
Uncover the secrets to a wonderful first meeting:
- You’ll film your child writing for 30 seconds to 1 minute before our first lesson. Firstly, they complete our worksheets. Then both are emailed back to us at least 24 hours before the first lesson.
- Before we see your child we use this emailed information to assess their skills in general. We look at handwriting biomechanics (grip, posture, paper angling) and letter fundamentals (size, formation, spacing, joins).
- Overall, we’ll need five things for our lesson to be a success:
- You and your child.
- A quiet room that’s free from distractions.
- A table, standard lined paper and pen/pencil.
- An internet enabled device (laptop, tablet or mobile phone).
- Access to Zoom.
Lessons 1 to 6: Tailored to your childs needs
Discover the power of our Occupational Therapy based approach:
- Work with an Occupational Therapist to improve all aspects of your child’s handwriting significantly.
- Personalised lessons tailored to your child’s unique needs, interests and pace of learning.
- Using game based therapy techniques.
- Teaching effective techniques for improvement.
- We also use task analysis skills to break down difficulties into achievable steps.
- Constantly reviewing overall progress in each 45 minute lesson.
- Providing post lesson updates to keep you informed.
- Setting realistic homework to reinforce learning.
- Giving you advice in lesson 3 or 4 if more lessons are advisable. These can be bought singularly as refresher lessons or as another block of 6 lessons.
In our last lesson: Future advice
Our ultimate aim is independence:
- Empower your child for success by equipping them with self-review techniques.
- Giving you advice on possible next steps for success in the long run.
Online handwriting lessons
- 45 minute lesson
- 15 minute parental feedback
- Every lesson includes you and your child
- Personalised homework to match your child's needs
- Suitable for those living in UK and abroad
- Arranged at a time that fits in around family life
Book your block of 6 lessons here:
Firstly, find a lesson date that best suits you look for a yellow circle. Then, click on it to find the times available. You will be asked to book your first lesson, pay and then return using a different link to book the other 5 lessons for free afterwards. To see our availability scroll through the calendar.
Feeling undecided and wish to book a one-off taster lesson? Click the green button below. A one-off Taster lesson is £77.
Dear Parents and guardians,
So, get set for leaps and bounds in your child's handwriting as they embark on our tailored handwriting lessons. But firstly, you may want to know why you should trust us. Well...
Frequently Asked Questions
Our personalised handwriting lessons are designed to improve your child’s handwriting skills significantly. They will gain confidence in their writing, catch up with schoolwork, and develop essential fine motor skills for future success.
We use proven occupational therapy techniques tailored to your child’s unique needs and interests. In general, our approach combines engaging activities and personalised guidance to ensure effective learning.
Each handwriting lesson is 45 minutes long, and the frequency depends on your child’s needs and availability. Typically, we recommend one lesson per week for optimal progress.
During the assessment, we will evaluate your child’s handwriting biomechanics, letter fundamentals, and specific challenges. This overall assessment helps us design personalised lessons for their improvement journey. In general, we do not undertake any standardised tests where the results could be used to obtain extra support at school. So, if you are seeking this do ask us before booking.
We constantly review your child’s progress during each session, providing feedback and adapting the lessons to meet their evolving needs. Additionally, we offer post-lesson updates to keep you informed.
Absolutely! We believe emphatically in making learning fun and engaging. Our lessons include activities that match your child’s interests, so we can ensure they enjoy the handwriting journey.
Yes, our approach is designed to cater to children with various learning differences. We address specific challenges and provide tailored support to help them thrive, regardless of learning differences.
They will need a pen/pencil and lined paper. We will provide all the games and other resources they need specifically.
We equip your child with techniques to review and improve their own work between lessons. And, we also encourage open communication with parents to monitor progress and address any concerns.
Yes, our personalised handwriting lessons are conducted online, providing convenience and flexibility for both you and your child.
Not at all! Our handwriting improvement lessons are online because that makes them available for children worldwide. Regardless of your location, we offer personalised online sessions that cater to your child’s individual needs and interests. Through virtual learning, we can provide the same level of attention, guidance, and effective techniques to help your child improve their handwriting skills. Our approach transcends geographical boundaries, and we have indeed successfully supported children from various countries in achieving remarkable progress in their writing.
We’ve been featured in:
The Good Schools Guide
Penguin Random House UK
TES SEN Show
University of Southampton
Occupational Therapy Show
About Help with Handwriting:
We’re an occupational therapy company helping children aged 4 to 16 years improve their handwriting. We believe handwriting is a life skill that everyone can learn and typing is not always the best option. Our way is to make it fun, engaging and real. Let us connect and make this work for your child.