- Some people produce irregular and inconsistent letter formations.
- Their pencil pressure varies making some areas of the letters light and some dark.
- Other people write very small, very large or slowly.
- Some write with a mixture of upper- and lower-case letters.
- Some students use a great deal of energy and time to make the letters which makes it difficult to finish assignments.
Written expression demands organization, motor skills, memory, attention and task persistence. It requires knowledge of spelling, capitalization, punctuation and word usage. Handwriting is the foundation for these all of these skills.
Because dysgraphic students focus so much on where to put the pencil and how to form the letters -
- They forget what they intend to write.
- They’re punished for not finishing work.
They’re told they’re lazy and careless. They’ll need writing skills for the rest of their lives. Get an occupational therapist to evaluate and treat your child.
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