3 Things Children Need For Proper Letter Formation
The development of handwriting is a complex task that requires motor skills, cognitive skills and neuromotor skills. It is not always easy to identify exactly what piece of the “puzzle” is missing if a child is having difficulties with handwriting. To start, keep in mind that children need the following skills to form letters correctly:
3. the ability to reproduce the sequence and direction of the line segments to form the letters – When it comes to the act of handwriting can the child coordinate all the cognitive and motor skills needed to form letters? Practice the proper formation of all the letters with Fading Alphabet at http://yourtherapysource.com/fadingalphabet.html. Provide visual representation of how the letters are formed with a Handwriting Station such as http://www.yourtherapysource.com/hwstation.html.
Reference: Schickedanz JA (1999)Much More than the ABCs: The Early Stages of Reading and Writing.Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
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