Month: March 2017

Pencil Grip Tips

As an occupational therapist, I’ve witnessed various ways children hold pencils. While some methods are acceptable, others can hinder the development of legible handwriting.  The way a child holds a pencil directly affects his or her ability to develop legible handwriting. Here are some things to look for when observing the way children hold pencils, …

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Investigating Poor Handwriting

“I can’t read this!” How often have you come across this statement written across a child’s homework assignment? When a child has illegible handwriting, we often jump to conclusions, assuming laziness, lack of effort, or motivation. It becomes even more puzzling when their handwriting fluctuates, being readable at times and incomprehensible at others. But did …

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