Enhancing Handwriting Skills For Your Child with ASD

It is not uncommon for children with ASD to struggle with handwriting, my son included. Handwriting is not a reflection of the overall academic capacity of these children, however children with high functioning autism may experience academic and social challenges as a result of poor handwriting. Whether your child is at school or being homeschooled, there are special tools and techniques to enhance handwriting skills that can be incorporated into daily activities.

Often times, the handwriting struggles stem from fine motor delays or fine motor endurance. I liken it to writer's cramp that seems to present much quicker for these kids than most. Weaving in fine motor exercises to your daily routine can help strengthen hand and finger muscles. Unbeknownst to the child, these fun activities are therapeutic exercises.  Click here for resources and tips....


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