Handwriting and Autism

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Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on handwriting and autism.  The researchers investigated whether handwriting skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are related to visual perception, motor coordination, visual-motor integration, and executive functions.

Previous research provides additional information on handwriting skills:

  • in children with autism perceptual reasoning skills were significantly predictive of handwriting skills where motor skills were not.
  • children with ASD have a well-automated motor plan for simple handwriting movements when writing guides are present (Johnson, 2015).

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