As part of the TTS family, Special Direct is our expert brand that works with teachers and SEN experts to develop inclusive learning resources to support all children. Our extensive range spans from early years right through to secondary to provide learning and development opportunities for children of all learning ages and needs.
As we know, handwriting is a very important but complex skill. It requires the integration of so many different skills that sometimes children require additional support with the different elements involved, such as posture, dexterity, or motor control.
At TTS, we offer learning resources that will support children to develop and master all of the different skills they need to be successful with their handwriting. From the basics such as handwriting pens, pencil grips and writing slopes, through to more specialist programmes and resources, our handwriting resources are designed to give all of your pupils the support they need wherever they are on their handwriting journey.
Here are three of our best-selling resources but do explore tts-group.co.uk for our full range of handwriting essentials.
Foldable Writing Slope
Writing on a flat surface can sometimes lead to children developing an incorrect posture and struggling with dexterity and motor control. Using a writing slope helps to encourage and support the right posture and wrist position for writing. Our stylish, lightweight collapsible writing slope can fold flat to just 20mm so it fits perfectly into a bag after being used. The smooth matt surface and elastic across the top both help to keep work in place. Set at the recommended angle of 20 degrees, this foldable writing slope helps to ensure greater comfort and more effective skill development.
Improve concentration and support children’s posture with this discreet under the desk foot fidget. Designed with an occupational therapist, Fidgety Feet helps to avoid over twisting of the legs and feet, helping children to sit comfortably ready for writing.
Fidgety Feet has non-slip grips so can be used on any flooring and, with a foot massaging texture on the surface, it offers children the opportunity to take off their shoes for added sensory feedback.
Designed for KS2 pupils, this six-week handwriting activity programme has been written by an occupational therapist to support children with their handwriting.
The book offers a complete collection of activities, alongside advice on handwriting principles and guidance on how to introduce the activities. All of the activities follow a developmental pattern and encourage improvement in hand-eye coordination, fine motor control, and motor memory, as well as focussing on handwriting outcomes. There is an emphasis throughout the programme on self-evaluation so that children can assess their own progress and develop self-confidence.