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Handwriting Improvement Group


OT for Kids is a private company, who only hire professional and reliable therapists. We offer a range of groups. One of which being the handwriting group. The occupational therapists would work on improving the core aspects that underline handwriting, these aspects include:

Legibility: How easy the child's writing is to read

Spacing: If the writing is correctly spaced across the page

Alignment: The level at which writing is horizontally aligned on the page

Visual Perception: The ability of a child to visually perceive the patterns needed to make words

Letter size and slope: The appropriate sizing and sloping of letters

Letter formation: The correct formation of letters, including anti-clockwise movements and cursive flicks

Posture: An upright and correct posture is needed to facilitate writing

Pencil grip: A dynamic tripod grip is needed to produce the fluent movements needed to write.

The handwriting group is designed to improve handwriting and would be suitable for children who are having difficulty producing clear, legible and correctly formed writing.

Goals of a handwriting improvement group


The two main aims of the handwriting improvement group are:
  • Improve pencil grip and posture
  • Improve the underlying aspects of handwriting with the aim of improving legibility and fluency of writing.
The occupational therapist would, through the use of games and activities aim to promote legibility, spacing, alignment, visual perception, letter formation, size and slope. The occupational therapist would also assess the pencil grip and posture and provide adaptive grips and sloped writing boards (if required) to help correct poor pencil grip and posture.

Activities include:
  • Musical writing programmes
  • Worksheets
  • Throwing and balancing games designed to strengthen upper body to promote posture\
  • Home programmes to promote development
  • Grip correction
Following the group, you will receive a report, containing an outline of how the group has been, a summary of your child's skills in relation to the activities completed in the group and any recommendations regarding regular therapy or equipment.



If you think your child is having difficulty writing and would like more information regarding groups please email office@otforkids.co.uk and call us on 0330 223 0888


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OT for Kids have been a great help in aiding my son Jake with coping with his dyspraxia both at home and in school. They came out to our house and completed the assessment at home.

The assessment and report proved beneficial in our discussions with Jake's school and we are very pleased with the outcome the report has helped us achieve.
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At our school, there are many children who have difficulty forming letters correctly, concentrate or perform well in P.E, which can impact greatly on their learning. With the support and OT Groups available from OT for Kids, these children have made great progress and are now at a level which is not so concerning. As a teacher and SENCO, I thoroughly enjoyed working (and learning) from the Occupational Therapist.
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As a case manager, I regularly deal with many private companies. I found OT for Kids to be highly professional, reliable and provide me with flexible appointments that suited both me and my clients. The OT completed a comprehensive assessment and report, which was not only clear, concise and an accurate reflection of the difficulties, but it was returned to me quickly.
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