Did you know that development of handwriting skills depends on a solid foundation of sensory processing skills?
Really, all of our motor output (both gross and fine motor) become refined and developed after sensory skills have been established. So, it’s pretty common for some kids with handwriting challenges to have underlying sensory processing issues.
One of the most common referrals I get is to assess handwriting skills and “awkward” pencil grasps. What counts as awkward? And if it is awkward, how do you fix it? Is it necessary to fix it? [continue reading]
If you’ve read my post on the development on handwriting skills, you know that handwriting isn’t just about handwriting. You [continue reading]
I’d like to preface this post to reminding non-OT readers that, while we are sometimes known as “handwriting experts”, OTs [continue reading]