handwriting Tag

As an occupational therapist (OT), I often evaluate children who have been referred to me because of poor handwriting skills. Many times a parent waits until a child has already developed poor habits and is struggling in school. Sometimes the parents noticed signs early on but decided not to intervene until a teacher voiced concerns. An OT can help to...

One question I wish more parents would ask themselves is whether their child is ready to write. Many parents and eeducators have expectations that children should know how to print their names before they start formal schooling. However, rarely is the question asked of whether a child is ready. There are Six Essentials to consider as essential in building a...

As the creator of a handwriting program, people outside of my profession often ask me if I think handwriting will soon be a thing of the past due to the advancement of technology. They usually reconsider when I remind them of all the daily activities we don’t think of that require handwriting like writing checks, filling out applications, signing contracts, etc. What fascinates them, however, is...

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