Coordination Of Motor And Sensory Skills
Handwriting is not as simple as holding a pencil. It is a complex and intricate task that involves a coordination of motor, sensory, visual, perceptual and attention skills. When problems are discovered further evaluation could uncover other underlying needs. To be successful with handwriting you have to have good muscle control and endurance, bilateral coordination skills, visual attention, memory recall and spacial awareness. Difficulties with handwriting should be addressed as soon as detected to prevent further academic difficulties.
Treatments based on individual needs include:
- Using a variety of games, music and movement to promote a balanced approach to treatment.
- Therapists are level 1 certified in the Print Tool for Handwriting Without Tears
- Hand strengthening activities to improve grasp
- Visual focusing activities
- Hand eye coordination