Handwriting is a very complex skill with many components including: visual motor skills, visual perception skills, fine motor skills, trunk control, shoulder stability and behavioral-emotional components. If one of these skills is compromised then handwriting often suffers.
Fine Motor Skills:
Fine Motor Skills refers to the ability to manipulate small objects with the fingers and the thumb. Children who have difficulty with fine motor skills often have difficulty manipulating fasteners, stringing beads and maintaining a functional grasp on a writing tool. In order to have effective fine motor skills for handwriting, a child needs to develop a good web space between their thumb and index finger. Ask yourself these questions: Does your child complain of tiring during handwriting tasks at school? Does your child shun fine motor activities such as using scissors or stringing beads? If so ... please contact the Handwriting Helper
If your child has any of these issues, the Handwriting Helper can assist. Please contact Susanna Wolfe at (949) 831-4166 for an evaluation.