While we don’t typically think about it in our day-to-day lives, there are a lot of body mechanics that go into handwriting. There needs to be a fluid coordination between the fingers, hands, arms, eyes, and body posture at all times.
As defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association, “Handwriting is a complex process of managing written language by coordinating the eyes, arms, hands, pencil grip, letter formation, and body posture.”
Therefore, if you are living with a condition that affects your body mechanics, it can prove difficult to write legibly and easily. Fortunately, our Batavia occupational therapists can help.
If you have noticed an increased difficulty with writing, don’t hesitate to contact Therapy Care today. We’ll provide you with the resources you need to get writing once again!
Why am I having difficulty with handwriting?
There is a long list of reasons why someone may notice issues with handwriting as an adult. Working with our Batavia occupational therapists is a great way to build the strength and routine necessary to develop (or re-develop) strong penmanship skills.
Whether there is a need to improve hand-eye coordination, work through potential developmental issues, learn to use orthotic aids for grip, or build muscle development, working with an occupational therapist is a great strategy to get you started on the right foot.
Your occupational therapist will track your progression and make sure you are becoming increasingly more comfortable with handwriting, and it is becoming easier as you go through your treatment plan.
As time goes on, if there are still fundamental issues with the formation of letters, numbers, and even the ability to write in a straight line, your occupational therapist will adjust your treatment plan to better fit your needs. This is when an orthotic device will likely be suggested.
How can I get started?
If you are having trouble with handwriting, contact our Batavia occupational therapy office today. We’ll create a treatment plan for you to get you writing with ease once again!