OT Lindsey Biel in the News with Handwriting Tips!
[Source: The New York Times]
Messy handwriting is one of the most common reasons children are referred to occupational therapists like me.
Here are some strategies that can help
First, set up your child for success.
Make sure the table and chair fit your child’s proportions. Provide a seat cushion and footrest if needed.
If your child is wired, or tired, try a quick game of Simon Says or catch before trying to get her to focus.
For some kids, handwriting just requires extra practice. Remind your child that practice doesn’t make perfect — it just makes it easier