Does your child say their hands are sore from writing? 

Is your child not interested in or resistant to writing?

Do you want to get to the root of why exactly your child is struggling to write?

Have you been told your child has an awkward pencil grip or is struggling to write at school?

Are you on a waitlist for Occupational Therapy but want to get some OT help for your child now? 

Are you starting OT and want to understand the concepts more so you can better help your child? 

In this training, using my 20+ years experience as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist, I will help you figure out which sensory and motor skills your child is missing to write, and the activities to develop those skills through fun.  

By the end of this mini-series you will:

-get to the root of  why your child is struggling with their pencil grasp and writing 

-know which skills they need to develop their writing 

-have some practical tips and a program of fun activities to implement with your child so they can enjoy writing

I'm Ready!

Sign me up. I want to get started to help develop my child's writing skills.

Is This For Me?

This training is for you if:

  • you're a parent or teacher

  • your child's hands are sore, they aren't interested in or struggle to write

  • you've just been told your child needs help with their pencil grip and writing

  • you have started OT but want to learn about the main concepts and get going with some ideas

  • you want to learn how to help your own child

This training is NOT for you if:

  • your child has received regular OT input and making progress

  • you're very familiar with Sensory Integration and OT

  • you are looking for a quick short-term fix versus working from foundational skills

  • you want a cognitive versus a holistic, whole body approach

  • you are an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist


By purchasing this course,  you understand and agree that the advice provided is general and you are responsible for applying it to your child.  If you wish for individual medical advice, please book a private consultation.  Thank you.

Your Investment

The value of this mini-series is equivalent to three hours of private 1:1 session time with myself.


A 5-Part Video Mini-Series

  • 1

    Introduction to 'Helping Kids Write' Mini-Workshop

  • 2

    Unit 1: "It's All Connected" & Writing Foundations

    • Unit 1 Video: "It's All Connected" & Writing Foundations (14 mins)

    • Pyramid of Learning

    • Pencil Grasp Development & Underlying Skills Needed

    • Posture and Pencil Grasp Observation Checklist for You & Your Child

    • Pyramid Quiz

  • 3

    Unit 2: Emotional Aspects of Writing

    • Unit 2 Video: Emotional Aspects of Writing (11 mins)

    • Why are Kids Anxious to Write?

    • Developing Emotionally Confidence to Write

    • Lovely Book for Kids Who are Perfectionists

  • 4

    Unit 3: Sensory Processing & Writing

    • Unit 3 Video: Sensory Skills for Writing & Activities (14 mins)

    • Over- or under-responsive?

    • Sensory Readiness Activities

  • 5

    Unit 4: Core Stability & Upper Extremity Strength

    • Unit 4 Video: Core Stability & Upper Extremity Strength Activities (8 mins)

    • Strength Activities

  • 6

    Unit 5: Hand Strength & Fine Motor Control

    • Unit 5 Video: Hand Strength & Fine Motor Activities (11 mins)

    • Sensitive to Putty? Try this.

    • Various Putty Options

    • Putty Activities

    • Alternate Positions for Writing

    • Feedback

    • Next Steps

  • 7

    BONUS: Beyond Pencil Grasp Webinar

    • Webinar on Sensory Skills for Writing

  • 8

    Bonus: Informally assess your child's foundational skills for writing

    • Introduction & what to expect

    • Activity 1: Assess your child's sensory processing and core strength

    • Activity 2: Assess your child's arm strength, fine and visual motor skills

    • What's next and where to start?

Social proof: testimonials

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So Many Helpful Tips

It was such an informative mini-series which covered exactly what I wanted to understand better about my child. Munira regards each child as individuals and gives the parent real ownership of their child’s challenges while being sensitive to how much she can deliver. I came away with so many helpful tips and a real clarity to what my next steps would be to support my son in the best way possible.

Fun Exercises

Like always Munira has amazing ideas and fun exercises to help children achieve their full potential, and also to help us parents understand the whole set of skills that are needed to perform everyday tasks. I enjoyed learning from these sessions and me and the girls will have a lot of fun putting these ideas into practice!

At the Right Level

The mini-series was invaluable. Pitched at the right level with lots of tips and tricks. We've already put some of the exercises into practice with our son; he is really enjoying them and is noticeably calmer and engaged after them. Thank you.Right Level

Incredibly Insightful

Munira's Helping Kids Write mini-series provided an incredibly insightful and accessible summary of the challenges facing children as they learn to write, and the ways that parents, carers and educational staff can help them develop the necessary strength, control and confidence. I learned so much from the videos and have come away with lots of ideas to try out with my son.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is the mini-series?

    There is an introduction and five units, approximately an hour in total. Intro: 3-5 mins; Unit 1: 14 mins; Unit 2: 11 mins; Unit 3: 14 mins; Unit 4: 8 mins; Unit 5: 11 mins

  • How long is the mini-series available for?

    You will have access to this mini-series for 45-days so please only purchase this when you are ready to view and complete it.

  • What if I have any questions?

    If you have any questions, join the Facebook group to see if your question has already been answered there. If not, post your question and I'll reply best I can.

  • Is there a guarantee?

    I know that this material has helped many parents and teachers who are new to helping their kids with writing. I'm sharing how I have helped children with these same difficulties over the past 22 years.

Your Occupational Therapist

Paediatric Occupational Therapist & Owner of ot4kids

Munira Adenwalla

I help parents to develop their child’s sensory and motor skills for pencil control and writing. I am a strong proponent of early intervention. I have seen first hand with my own son and children I treat, how early intervention helps establish strong foundations for sensory processing, motor coordination, and emotional regulation.

I'm a strong believer in a parents’ gutt instinct and value working with you to directly support your child’s sensory and motor needs.

As you are with your child the most, I want to help you to understand your child's needs and know what to do to help them. Once you know this, you will be able to more effectively help your child develop the skills they need while parenting on-the-go.

Let's do this together!