Handwriting is COMPLICATED and one of the most common reasons for occupational therapy referrals in the primary school setting is messy handwriting. Often, kids don’t have exposure to or have never mastered the fundamental prewriting skills they need to move on to later developing handwriting skills like sizing, formation and construction, alignment, and spacing. #functionalskillsforkids
Use finger aerobics in the classroom, home or therapy clinic to work on fine motor skills needed for functional tasks. Hand aerobics are a great fine motor exercise workout before handwriting tasks for the whole class! Perfect for the school based OT.