How can I help a child who struggles with handwriting?


Children struggling with handwriting should be prompted to use a dynamic (where they move their fingers) tripod grasp. This can be encouraged with a cross guard ultra grip or large ultra grip (Available from task master online). Some children may also need a writing slope to support their wrist position. Children struggling with the positioning of their letters on the line can be encouraged to use sky, grass, soil paper. Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention can provide recommendations for specific input to help children develop their handwriting and assessment of underlying causes of difficulties.