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What's The Best Product For Handwriting Development?

Teachers are often perplexed when a tunnel is recommended as an answer. It's natural to think that handwriting starts with the hands because handwriting requires power (or stability) and precision.

Crawling develops power in the shoulders, arms, wrists and hands. As this occurs, a child's grasp will mature and more precise movement can happen.

Children with processing issues frequently will not have endurance for writing tasks. When he/she complain of fatigue, it is because he/she is working twice as hard as a child with good stability throughout their body.

In addition, sensory aspects may interfere with the task. The child may not have good touch discrimination and press very hard on the paper for feedback because they can't "feel" it. He/she could also have difficulty sensing the formation of a circle or letter and have to rely heavily on vision to make small movements.

Every child wants to be successful. The products available in the Integrations catalog have helped to make handwriting a happy experience. To order a FREE copy of the Integrations catalog, click here.

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