Early handwriting skills (pre-writing skills) are developed through play. All those play activities a child undertakes and masters in their pre-school years set them up for successful handwriting development once they commence school.
Efficient handwriting is developed through a combination of fine motor skills, midline crossing, body awareness, and core strength for postural control. When a child commences school, they are required to develop their handwriting skills to successfully complete academic tasks. In later years, along with the physical skills of handwriting, they are expected to develop the cognitive skills of handwriting such as organization, spelling, grammar, and story planning.
Poor handwriting skills can significantly impact academic performance which can carry over to a child’s confidence and self-esteem.
We offer assessment and therapy to address handwriting difficulties. We also offer various groups (3-5 children) during school term time and during school holiday periods at your home. If your child has not yet started school, you may be interested in our fine motor groups, our sensorimotor prewriting groups, or Handwriting without tears program. Call us today to discuss the possibilities.