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What are the Signs My Child is Having Handwriting Difficulties?

Handwriting can be a very difficult skill that many children find hard to master. Handwriting difficulties in children can cause distress and frustration and can even affect your child's willingness to write. It might even cause you anxiety. There are a number of difficulties children can struggle with and you and your pediatric occupational therapist…
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What are the Factors that Influence Handwriting?

Shortly after your child learns how to grasp a pencil or other writing tool, they begin scribbling on paper. As your child matures, this "scribbling" begins forming into handwriting. There are a number of factors that can influence handwriting and even cause handwriting problems in children. Let's take a look. Visual-Perceptual Skills Deficits If your…
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5 Finger Activities to Improve Handwriting

Finger and hand strength is essential and needed for children to perform daily activities, like climbing monkey bars, zipping or buttoning up their clothes, or cutting up their food. It's also needed for endurance so that he or she can perform activities like handwriting. Your child's pencil grasp can be influenced by a number of…
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