This intervention is suitable for students with poor or illegible handwriting, incorrect pencil grip, difficulties with visual-motor (eye-hand) coordination, or underdeveloped fine-motor skills. Children of any age can benefit from this short-duration program which is approximately 3 to 6 months depending on the severity of the struggle. Since handwriting competence develops with dedication and discipline, practice outside of the scheduled classes is highly recommended.
An initial evaluation on visual processing skills, visual-motor coordination, fine motor skills, and handwriting foundations is administered to the student, and upon results, a Student Intervention Plan (SIP) is customized based on his or her identified needs and goals. This intervention will start at the child’s readiness level and gradually increase in difficulty until the student reaches the expected level of handwriting proficiency. Thus, exiting the program in either one-on-one or small-group sessions will depend on individual progress and the readiness level achieved.