Friday, November 26, 2010

Clinic Notes: Handwriting and Autism

Many children with autism have fine motor problems and are receiving services from Occupational Therapists (OT's). Buttoning, tying shoes, coloring, puzzles, and stacking blocks can all be issues. A recent study (Schafer Report, November 24, 2010) found that handwriting problems persist into the adolescent years. I think this reinforces what I have been telling parents for years. Do not discontinue OT even if the Ot tells you that your child with autism has met all of the goals unless handwriting is easy for the child. Letters should not only be well formed but completed in a timely manner. I have seen children with autism make bad grades simply because they cannot write fast enough to finish assignments and tests.

1 comment:

emma jacob said...

i wanted to know that is there any way in which i can also analyze my own signature or Handwriting expert . i would be great of yours if you could help me about Signature forgery .
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