Skip to main content

Helping Hands the hand, wrist, and arm clinic shares with us how to help your child master their handwriting.

Handwriting problems are common, especially as children start to progress through primary school. Common problems such as poor pencil grasp, messy writing or painful hand cramps when writing can often be a symptom of a more complex issue.

Solutions can be as simple as working on hand strength to improve pencil grasp or as complex as overall fine motor skills/dexterity and a customised  remediation program. The first step is to identify the underlying problem and give the child time and plenty of opportunity to work on the skills required to improve their handwriting.