OT Corner: 5 Evidence Based Factors That Affect Handwriting Speed

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Written output performance in the classroom is associated with handwriting speed.  If the child can not write with an appropriate speed it can be difficult to manage classroom assignments in a timely manner throughout the school day and during homework.

When trying to determine why a student may have slow handwriting speed you can start with these 5 evidence based factors that can affect handwriting speed:

  1. type of writing assignment – is the child free writing? near point copying? far point copying? writing from dictation?

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