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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.

Trunk Control and Shoulder Stability:
A child who has a weak trunk and poor shoulder stability will have difficulty with handwriting tasks. A strong base of support is needed in order to manipulate a pencil. Ask yourself these questions: Does your child have difficulty performing a "crabwalk"? Does your child rest his head on the table during fine motor activities? Do you notice excessive arm movements during handwriting tasks?


If your child has any of these issues, the Handwriting Helper can assist. Please contact Susanna Wolfe at (949) 831-4166 for an evaluation.

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