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In the methodology and activities

In the preschool and first school year of the primary school, children with impaired handwriting benefit from activities that:

stimulate prerequisites

  • cutting

  • pasting

  • copying movements of fingers, hands and arms

  • playing with small balls

  • playing with pearls

  • coloring lines, spaces, etc…

  • making knots

support learning to form letters:

  • playing with clay to strengthen hand muscles;

  • drawing shapes on the sand using fingers;

  • keeping lines within mazes to develop motor control;

  • connecting dots or dashes to create complete letter forms;

  • tracing letters with index finger or eraser end of pencil;

  • imitating the teacher modeling sequential strokes in letter formation

  • copying letters from models

  • coloring using different instruments (i.e. fingers, paintbrush without color, paintbrush with color; big finger-tips; small fiber-tip; pencil; wax-crayon; crayon)

  • coloring using different methods (coloring with dots; vertical/horizontal/diagonal lines; little circles; little spirals in anticlockwise)

help them to develop automatic letter writing,:

  • studying numbered arrow cues that provide a consistent plan for letter formation;

  • showing a letter; covering it and writing the letter from memory after interval that increases in duration;

  • writing letters from dictation (spoken name to letter form)