Occupational Therapists at The Children's Hospital provide evaluation and treatment for children with handwriting problems. Some children have underlying difficulties such as decreased upper extremity or hand strength, fine motor problems, somatosensory problems, and/or difficulties with eye-hand coordination.
The goal of occupational therapy in the treatment of handwriting problems is to:
Patient and family education is key to the success of this program, as therapists rely on compliance with the home program to build strength, coordination and skill with practice. With thorough evaluation, therapeutic intervention and frequent re-assessment of progress, family/patient goals can be realized.