Handwriting can be a tough struggle to overcome. You might work with a child on line awareness or spatial recognition but the child still neglects these areas.
You might see letters that are formed poorly so that legibility is greatly impacted.
You might help a child on their written work and they seem to do well when one-on-one, but they simply can not carry the skills over into the classroom setting.
You might see struggles with letter and number reversals no matter how much you practice letter formation and perceptual skills.
All of these difficulties are challenges that YOU have mentioned to me.
Chances are, there are many, MANY more others who are facing the very same handwriting challenges with their child, student, or therapy client.
All of these concerns were voiced to me as a response to my Handwriting Help email series. Did you get the free printables and 6 days of themed handwriting help? Sign up here.
The thing is, every child struggles in different ways. There are differences in attention, focus, sensory needs, fine motor skills, pencil grasp, visual processing, cognition, and many more factors. What works for one child may not work for another.
However, there are common techniques that can help children who face specific handwriting challenges.
To help work on these areas, I wanted to share with you some handwriting resources that can help. These are activities and ideas that might be just the thing that clicks for your child.
These are workbooks, handwriting practice sheets, and creative strategies that can help kids who struggle with handwriting.
Handwriting Resources for Sloppy Handwriting
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When Your Child Hates Handwriting handwriting instruction through 50+ fun and easy activities that can be incorporated into handwriting practice . Appropriate for use with children from ages 3 to 12, this book offers a new approach to teaching the struggling child how to write.
Rewiring the Brain Handbook is a printable handwriting workbook that is designed for parents, teachers, therapists, and professionals as a guide for providing cognitive development, fine motor skills, and emotional grounding. The exercises in the book are intended to support emotional stability, attention, reading, fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and visual perception. The workbook contains 42 pages of exercises and activities with lines, shapes, letters, mazes, and fine motor games to enhance learning development.
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The printable workbook shares creative puzzles, drawing activities, and building challenges that will work on all of the skills needed for improving line awareness, letter formation, and neatness in written work. Read more about this Visual Perception workbook and ways to use the activities in a playful way.
The Handwriting Book is a digital book written by 10 pediatric Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists and addresses underlying components related to handwriting. This book is FULL of creative ways to work on handwriting.
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