I’m Tricia McKenzie, occupational therapist and creator of the StartDOT Handwriting App. Handwriting you say…is that really still important? The research overwhelmingly says “Yes”! Writing automatically, or not thinking how to do it, “frees up” the child’s mind to concentrate on other important things like spelling, grammar, and ideas. That’s where the StartDOT method can help. Each letter & number has a story with eye catching pictures that help create lasting mental images. Kids learn better this way because they relate to these familiar objects – like clouds, apples, trees and baskets. StartDOT’s unique teaching approach in addition to other proven strategies simplifies the development of handwriting. Over the past 21 years I’ve witnessed countless children become successful writers using this approach, and hope it will help many more.
When I’m not an occupational therapist or tending to StartDOT…I love to do anything with my husband of 13 years ( God-send), 3 amazing kids (incredibly thankful) and lively dog Rosie (understatement for 2 year old lab).