Handwriting Heroes


Handwriting Heroes

 

It is very common for children to have difficulties developing the skills and functional pencil grip needed for fluent, legible handwriting. Research has found that handwriting difficulties can lead to frustration and resistance due to the child not being able to produce legible writing or keep up in class.  In High School students can be marked lower due to their handwriting. 

 

This group is suitable children who;

  • Reverse letters
  • Sloped leaning posture (head too close to their work)
  • Poor or dysfunctional pencil grip
  • Difficulty with concepts of shape, size and form of letters
  • Too much or too little pressure when writing
  • Writing is slow and looks laboured
  • Difficulty forming letters correctly 

The group aims to improve your child's pencil grip, legibility, handwriting size, spatial organisation of work and handwriting speed.  Depending on the children enrolled in the group and their individual goals, typing may also be incorporated into group sessions. 

 

 Who: This group is suitable for children aged 9+ years who are enrolled in a mainstream school. 

 

Funding

You may choose to pay privately for this service, or if you have NDIS funding you may use the funding allocated in your capacity building supports - improved daily living. Please note your NDIS funding will need to be plan or self-managed.   

 

When: Please get in touch to register your interest for this group. This group will be run at St Mary Mackillop, Bannockburn in Term 2, 2021.

 Email us your child's name to find out more.