• My toddler's handwriting is illegible. How can I help her out?

  • While an occupational therapist can definitely instruct and guide your little one, it can be of great help if you can continue what her therapist is teaching. Learn the mechanics of the program that you enrolled your child in, and get yourself involved by fine-tuning the lessons learned in these classes.

    But it is also crucial for you to give your child some space. You must not fuss over her if she is having a hard time with writing or with other tasks that require using her hands. You may encourage her, but do not accomplish what she needs to do for her. For example, if your child is struggling with tying her shoelaces or cutting up pieces of paper for an assignment, don’t take over. Instead, guide her and allow her to do it by herself.

     
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