It is so easy to hangup the backpack when school ends and not think about it until it’s time to buy school supplies after summer. You can make working on letters, penmanship, and other writing activities SUPER FUN and keep your child’s skills sharp for their return in the fall.
The American Occupational Therapy Association (aota.org) states,
“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, and motor control, and parents can encourage activities at home to support good handwriting skills.”
If you have seen your child struggling or having challenges in tasks such as holding a pen, pencil, crayon, or other writing utensil, our Elite Therapy Center OTs and OT assistants can help by:
- Demonstrating proper posture to supports the proper use of the arms, hands, head, and eyes
- Measure and evaluate the level of physical strength and endurance
- Analyze fine motor control (such as the ability to hold a writing utensil)
- Determine visual and perceptual ability that influences a child’s ability to form letter and shapes using a writing utensil
- Help develop and evaluate handwriting curriculums and collaborate with teachers on effective strategies
- Suggest home activities that promote the development of skills needed in good handwriting
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