TK to rising 6th graders / 5 to 11 years old
Handwriting Without Tears® multi-sensory approach to writing
For 8 years +, writing technology may be integrated
To register for this group, schedule a free consultation.
When is HANDWRITING CLUB?
Most sessions of Handwriting Club meet once a week for 6 weeks.
In July and August, we offer weeklong "Intensives" that are daily Monday through Friday. These are geared towards back-to-school readiness.
Is my child the right age for HANDWRITING CLUB?
TK to rising 6th graders are welcome at Handwriting Club. That’s roughly ages 5 to 8 years old. We use Handwriting Without Tears®, a developmentally appropriate, multi-sensory curriculum for writing. For children 8 years and older, writing technology accommodations may be integrated into Handwriting Club, if and when it is appropriate for writing success.
Where is HANDWRITING CLUB?
Handwriting Club takes place at Hiller Therapy, an indoor/outdoor OT therapy studio located at 1137 S Point View Street in Los Angeles. Because we use both indoor and outdoor spaces during camp, please dress for the weather, and plan to get messy. We strongly encourage wearing socks (for inside) and closed-toed shoes (for outside). Please send your child with sunscreen already applied.
How many kids are in a HANDWRITING CLUB?
Groups are limited to 6-8 children. This helps up ensure at least a 2:1 student-to-teacher ratio. That way your child receives individualized attention while reaping the benefits of an exciting group experience.
Can handwriting actually be fun?
Yes, it’s really fun! We use Handwriting Without Tears®, a developmentally appropriate and multi-sensory curriculum for writing instruction.
Does my child need to be in OT to benefit?
No way! These groups are designed both for children with identified needs and those that are looking for a fun way to strengthen skills. Our groups are thoughtfully designed to meet and celebrate our different strengths, interests, and abilities.
Who leads HANDWRITING CLUB?
All groups are led by a pediatric occupational therapist along with a Masters-level occupational therapy student and a team of talented assistants. Together, we offer a creative, collaborative approach to writing instruction that combines extensive experience with Handwriting Without Tears®. This team approach to learning ensures individualized attention with a 2:1 ratio.
Do you offer parent training to the grown-ups?
Yes, we do! A Parent Workshop is offered via Zoom each summer. It is open to any parent with a child enrolled in Handwriting Club. We learn about fine motor development and skills for school success. The workshop includes strategies and plenty of fun games to play at home.
How do you track progress during HANDWRITING CLUB?
Each child will be briefly screened at the beginning and each Handwriting Club to track individual progress. We will provide some strategies and games to ensure carryover and success at school.
How much does HANDWRITING CLUB cost?
This group costs $600. Because the group experience is an important part of Handwriting Club, we cannot offer a daily rate. Your registration for the group is complete when payment is made by credit card via our client portal. Your payment includes a $100 non-refundable deposit per group.
What is your cancellation policy for HANDWRITING CLUB?
Your registration for the group is complete when payment in full is made by credit card via our client portal.
Your payment includes a $100 non-refundable deposit per group.
For all summer groups (June through August), cancellations prior to May 1 will be refunded (minus the $100 non-refundable deposit). For spring groups that run weekly, cancellations at least 4 weeks prior to the group's start date will be refunded (minus the $100 non-refundable deposit).
Cancellations at least 2 weeks in advance will be refunded 50%.
There will be no refunds within 2 weeks of your group's start date.
Rescheduling to another session depends on availability, your child's age, and the make-up of the group.
If your child misses one day of a session that they are enrolled in, we offer make-up times with limited availability.
Can I get a superbill for insurance?
We are not in-network for health insurance. For children that qualify, a superbill will be provided for you to submit to PPO insurance plans. Please reach out to your insurance to find out about reimbursement for OT. This group is billed under a group code (CPT 97150-GO), and an ICD-10 may be assigned when appropriate, based on your child's strengths and challenges. Superbills are issued monthly, after the session. When you register your child for the group, please let us know if you would like to receive a superbill.