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Overcoming handwriting difficulties

Step 6. Check the single letter formation

Use the non-pencil teaching tips if the child cant write the letters.

Use the paper and pencil teaching tips if the child cant write all the letters correctly.

Play the relevant games and activities if the child needs to develop one of the other physical skills.

Further support

Use our teaching tips to support a child who is reluctant, or actively avoids, handwriting.

Use our teaching tips to support a child who struggles with letter and word spacing.

Use our teaching tips to help support a left-handed child.

Step 5

Step 7

Play the relevant games and activities if the child just needs to develop one Key Strength.

Check that the child can write each letter correctly using the correct start point, directional pushes and pulls and finish point as demonstrated in the animations .

Ensure that you are using the correct font and letter version for the school.

Check the childs bilateral coordination, by using our physical ability assessment sheet.

A child with poor bilateral coordination skills will find some letter formations difficult.

Check the childs other physical skill sets, by using our other physical skills assessment sheet, if the child still finds writing the letters difficult.