Many children will experience difficulties with handwriting during their primary and secondary school years. This can affect a child’s emotional, social, and physical wellbeing. Difficulties with handwriting may also disrupt learning at school.
Handwriting is a complex process that requires coordination of the eyes, arms, and hands, with body posture, pencil grip, and letter formation. Our hand therapy practitioners have experience working with children to correct handwriting difficulties. Our staff can assess and treat the fine hand skills that support successful handwriting.
Common symptoms of handwriting difficulties include:
Our hand therapy practitioners can provide a thorough assessment and intervention for children with handwriting difficulties. A typical assessment includes:
Improving handwriting skills also supports other daily living tasks that require dexterity and fine motor skill (such as doing up buttons or shoelaces). Typical treatments for handwriting difficulties include:
HOW CAN WE HELP?
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