Occupational Therapists from Abilities First LLC will help your child achieve fine motor coordination and strength in order to complete the activities of daily living, self-care and write legibly.
Writing legibly is much more than just practice. Writing requires adequate hand strength, coordination, and appropriate registration of proprioceptive and tactile input to hold and manipulate the pencil and grade how much pressure you need to mark the paper. Good visual perceptual and visual motor skills are needed to copy the information correctly and place it on the identified part of the paper. A problem in one or more of these areas could cause your child to have difficulty in forming letters/numbers or writing them backwards, writing letters on a line or within a space, keeping letters a consistent size within a word, spacing letters within a word or between words. One of our Occupational Therapists can work with your child to identify the underlying reasons for difficulty with handwriting and help him/her to be successful in their writing skills.
Training covers but is not limited to the following aspects of Activities of Daily Living:
- Buttoning Shirts
- Shoe Tying
- Self Feeding