Handwriting Solution Center

"Handwriting isn’t simply about putting pencil to paper. It is a complex activity that requires efficient visual, fine, and gross motor skills in order to be mastered. When a child struggles with handwriting skills, and after first grade continues to find mastery to be a problem, chances are that there are skills that need to be addressed that go far beyond practicing." - Katherine J. Collmer, M.Ed., OTR/L

Dysgraphia - Written Expression

Dysgraphia: A Struggle With Written Expression

In Part 1 of our series on Dysgraphia, Taking the Mystery Out of Dysgraphia, we took some time to explore its definition, causes, and symptoms. But while that information is important, it alone will...
Dysgraphia

Taking the Mystery Out of Dysgraphia

Do you know a child who loves school but hates to complete written assignments? Is there a student in your class who can tell you all about the last book he read but cannot...

7 Sloppy Handwriting Solutions, Part 3

Many educators and parents experience sloppy handwriting from their students and children. Handwriting is a complex task and cannot be “cured” overnight. Many components lead to legible handwriting and sometimes working on even one or...
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4 Overlooked Pre-Writing Features

Handwriting is such a complex task and our students are asked to write frequently throughout their school days. Poor handwriting is one of the leading Occupational Therapy referrals in school systems. All too often,...

Sloppy Handwriting – What is a Teacher To Do?

Even in the age of technology, children are still expected to complete tasks that involve handwriting.  Many of these children demonstrate sloppy handwriting and teachers are often at a loss. When you attend a conference...
Left-handed writers benefit from a vertical slant

Solutions for the Struggles of Left-Handed Writers

Left-handed writers can be a menacing force in the classroom when it comes to handwriting instruction!  Their struggles are confusing for teachers and parents and can result in a great deal of stress for...

Handwriting and Music: The Strong Correlation

How many of us can remember the endless and tedious penmanship exercises we had to endure learning to write cursive? We sat for hours practicing our loops, swirls, circles, etc., sometimes being allowed to...
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Ten Tips for Summer Handwriting Fun!

Summer is a opportunity for children of all ages to spend more time on outdoor play and less time “hitting the books!”  Although learning does not end with the school term, desk work becomes...
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Help! My Child Hates Writing and Drawing Activities

You know that your child needs to learn some basic visual motor skills in order to be successful in school. For whatever reason, your child is not interested or may even be resistant to...
Handwriting Skills

Dysgraphia: A Struggle With Handwriting Skills

In Part 1 of our series on Dysgraphia, we took some time to explore its definition, causes, and symptoms. In our second segment, we defined the three strategies most likely to help students with...