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Published: 26/08/2020
4 pages

Handwriting support for primary children

A teacher-facing SEND resource providing tips on helping primary children with handwriting difficulties. Deborah Smith, an experienced paedeatric occupational therapist, explains how environmental factors, physical activities and adjustments can make a difference, and provides some simple suggestions including:

  • warm-up activities 
  • how to set the correct desk and chair height
  • stretches for poor pen grip
  • how to improve in-hand manipulation
  • the correct shapes of letters for speed and legibility.

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