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4. Teach children to write personal information.

What to Do:

  • Teach the child to read the vocabulary such as name, date of birth, and address that will appear on various forms
  • Consider teaching the child to copy information from a personal information card rather than memorize information such as phone numbers, addresses, and passwords that will change over time
  • Provide meaningful opportunities for the child to write personal information
  • Present writing tasks in a variety of locations to encourage the child to generalize the skills

Things to Consider:

  • Are you using activities that are meaningful and motivating to the child?
  • Are you choosing the most functional means of writing for each task?
  • Are there adaptations such as name stamps, signature guides, magnification, contrast, or technology that could increase the child’s independence?

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