(HealthDay News) -- A child who has trouble with handwriting may be at risk of developmental problems that could hinder the child's ability to learn, the American Occupational Therapy Association says.
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An occupational therapist can evaluate the underlying components of a student's handwriting, including muscle strength, endurance, coordination and motor control, the association says.
A child's handwriting may help an occupational therapist:
- Evaluate the child's posture and use of the arms, hands, head and eyes.
- Analyze visual and perceptual skills that can influence a child's ability to form letters and shapes.
- Suggest home activities that promote development of good handwriting skills.
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