The following information is provided by Dr Carina Capra, who is an occupational therapist experienced
in the management of ADHD. To make an appointment with Carina call us on 3463 0722.
Did you know that handwriting is a very complex process that draws on many different skills? If a child is having difficulties with any of the skill areas required
in handwriting, learning can become frustrating, tiring and stressful. As parents, we know the impact that these struggles can have in a classroom but also at home. Occupational therapy can
help your child to improve their handwriting and other skills important for learning at school.
Occupational Therapists are trained to look at motor, cognitive, sensory and interpersonal skills. These skills can impact on a child’s functioning – including handwriting and broader school skills. Occupational Therapy can help parents and teachers to understand what motivates children to act or behave in certain ways.
There are many skill areas important to handwriting:
An Occupational Therapist will assess these skill areas and provide advice, support and practical strategies for helping your child to improve their handwriting and develop their confidence with school work.