Handwriting helps develop the brain for literacy, according to critical evidence compiled in our white paper, Handwriting in Early Childhood: A Strategy for School Success.
Research with elementary and adolescent students shows that the goal of handwriting instruction and practice should be to produce agile, fluent writing. Findings are summarized in our white paper, Handwriting in the Middle Years: A Strategy for Academic & Professional Success.
Students often get referred to occupational therapy because they have illegible handwriting. Read our research-based take on how teachers and therapists can work together to help each student thrive. Plus, the article includes a checklist that teachers can use to help determine when to consult an occupational therapist for handwriting-related remediation.