Handwriting skills begin when a child starts to make marks on paper. This simple act engages both their hands and mind. Over time, a child’s marks become more directed, forming increasingly recognizable shapes. Soon they are drawing and forming letters and words. The process, however, is not always smooth and for some children writing can be frustrating.
Disorganized or illegible handwriting can prevent teachers or others from recognizing the creative ideas your child is producing. Sometimes your child can’t read their own writing, which makes it impossible to edit or share.
Here’s what we can do:
- Evaluate the basis of the problem through a brief screening
- Offer engaging activities to support handwriting skills
- Use a handwriting program or programs to best meet your child’s needs
- Teach your child skills for self-critiquing his/her own handwriting