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Overcoming handwriting difficulties

Step 7. Check joined letter formation

Check that the child can join their letters correctly using the correct join strokes as demonstrated in the animations .

Ensure that you are using the correct join type for the font and letter version used by the school.

Use the teaching tips to support a child to learn the letter joins.

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

Further support

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

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

Use the teaching tips to support a child who finds it difficult to copy from the board.

Step 6

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

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

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

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