Occupational therapists are trained in the assessment and treatment of handwriting problems.
Most parents and teachers who consult occupational therapists know of a child that has a handwriting problem. Often it is possible for them to tell what the difficulty is but not how to solve it. Occupational therapy is a medical profession that uses scientific knowledge to identify the reasons why age expected skills are not being reached. We do this by looking at everyday activities e.g. handwriting. Identifying what developmental level a child is working at. Before saying what area can improve. The aim of occupational therapy is to enable and to empower children to achieve their functional best both at home and at school.
It is possible to treat a wide variety of difficulties. These include helping determine a preferred hand dominance, showing them how to form letters, improving letter legibility, teaching how to use spaces between words, how to write on the line and how to write at speed.
Occupational therapists are able to assess and treat almost any handwriting problem.
- Awkward pencil grip
- Slow writer
- Writing letters back to front
- Reducing large letter size
- Providing support for extra time and support in exams via Access Arrangments
- Become neater in handwriting
- Gain in confidence and self-esteem when writing
- Not to have messy work
- Not rushing to write
- Poor letter formation
- Letters floating above the line
- Not to mix letters capitals and small letters when writing
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