Handwriting is a complex process of managing written language by coordinating the eyes, arms, hands, pencil grip, letter formation, and body posture. The development of a child’s handwriting can provide clues to developmental problems that could hinder a child’s learning because teachers depend on written work to measure how well a child is learning.
Occupational therapists can evaluate the underlying components that support a student’s handwriting, such as:
- Muscle strength
- Motor Control
Parents can encourage activities at home to support good handwriting skills.