Sitting down to form letters is important practice but what happens when children do not have the pre-requisites for precise handwriting?

This article, written by an occupational therapist explains the need for students to develop visual perception, visual motor skills, fine motor skills, trunk control skills and shoulder stability in and around learning shape and directionality.

These activities all take little setup and I see that I could incorporate them into a more traditional approach to handwriting with the added bonus of engaging more reluctant workers.  The added bonus would be the transference of these skills to other curriculum areas such as arts and PE.



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