Handwriting for All

A holistic, science of reading and research based approach to handwriting and literacy expression through pediatric occupational therapy services. Providing personalized, neurodiversity-affirming, in-home occupational therapy services in Norfolk, VA. Group sessions coming Fall 2024.


Occupational Therapy supports meaningful participation in activities of daily living -- including writing. Literacy is one of the most functional things we do during the day! My goal as an OT is to combine the science of occupational therapy with the science of reading to provide the best basis for learning and success in school and beyond. About Me: -Graduated from MUSC in 2013 with MS in Occupational Therapy -Previously worked at CHKD and in the Hampton Roads area schools Relevant Coursework: -Gestalt Language Processing via Meaningful Speech -Size Matters Handwriting Program -STAR Sensory Processing Level 1 -Science of Reading, Orton-Gillingham, Made by Dyslexia, and International Dyslexia Association courses
Cassandra “CJ” McFarland


Pediatric Occupational Therapy

  • Handwriting
  • Neurodiversity Affirming
  • Literacy Skills Support
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Assistive Technology/AAC Use
  • Visual Skills

Insurance Accepted

  • TRICARE East
  • Reimbursable through FSA


  • Evaluation, including write up and personalized recommendations: $180
  • 30 minute handwriting or literacy support session: $70
  • 45 minute handwriting or literacy support session: $95
  • 60 minute handwriting or literacy support session: $140