Handwriting

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
  • Endurance
  • Coordination
  • Motor Control

Parents can encourage activities at home to support good handwriting skills.

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