Many children I see experience handwriting difficulties. Some of the main concerns include:
- Hand pain
- Difficulty copying from the board
- Poor legibility and organisation of work on the page
- Difficulty forming letters correctly
- Slow handwriting speed
- Inefficient pencil grip
- Difficulty coming up with ideas and getting them onto paper
How can I help?
During an assessment, I will look for signs of neurological immaturity affecting the development of postural control, coordination skills, ocular-motor development, visual perception, auditory processing and manual dexterity. These skills are the building blocks for handwriting development and are often under-developed in children who struggle with handwriting.
Children are typically seen for either:
- Intensive blocks of therapy (6-12 weeks) at my clinic.
- Monthly appointments at my clinic, supported by a home program that helps integrate any retained primitive reflexes and develop the building blocks of handwriting success.
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