Handwriting Skills

 

Handwriting can be a challenge for children. It requires a focused and structured attention span as each letter follows a sequence of events. Below is a writing sample from a child who has been receiving treatments for the past 3 months. The child's mother's primary goal was to seek improvements in his handwriting. The sample below was accomplished within a one hour time frame.

 

BEFORE SENSORY INPUT

 

Observations included:

Lack of eye contact

Feet kicking around, difficulty sitting still

Task required constant cueing

Tends to repeat the given instructions throughout the task

 

AFTER SENSORY INPUT

 

Observations included:

More organization in writing

Diminished need for verbal cues

Calm body and focused attention

 

*For more notes from the child's occupational therapy session, please click HERE.