- Handwriting is a critical and complex skill that school aged children acquire over time.
- When a child demonstrates handwriting difficulties, he or she may have challenges with:
Completing written school assignments in a timely fashion,
Completing exams, especially short answer.
- 80% to 85% of occupational therapy referrals in schools are due to atypical grasp pattern, fine motor and handwriting concerns that affect a child’s educational performance.
Recommended CitationBebey, OTS, Jennifer; Engelstad, OTS, Kelsey; and Zapletal, MS, OTR/L, Audrey, "Evaluating the Effects of Grasp Patterns and Grip Strength on Handwriting Skills" (2014). Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations. Paper 15.