Get A Jump on Handwriting

July 13, 2018

As we are moving quickly through July for most families the start of the school year will be here before you know it!  For many families, handwriting is the number one concern going into the school year. Having your child best prepared to complete all of the writing tasks necessary to keep up in the classroom is extremely important.  What many people do not realize is there are multiple parts of handwriting besides putting a pencil to paper and writing letters.  Today we will explore some of the areas that contribute to handwriting.  These skills include but are not limited to the following-

Core Strength

Scapular Strength and Stability

Shoulder Stability

Elbow Stability

Wrist Strength and Stability

Intrinsic Hand Strength

Bilateral Coordination/Crossing Midline

Fine Motor Coordination

Visual Perception/Visual Motor Coordination

Motor Planning

Executive Function

Over the next few weeks we will be exploring each area and give you and your family some warning signs and some home activities to help your child.  If you have multiple areas of concern please feel free to contact us for recommendations or to discuss an evaluation to asses the areas of concerns.



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