absolutely! My ds is two years delayed in fine motor, we are starting occupational therapy next week. His handwriting compared to his calssmates (kindergarten) is very far behind. His psychologist expects it will take a year or so for him to catch up.
YES! We use Handwriting Without Tears and it's working well. We also use a grip called the Claw pencil grip that LostinLove suggested to us.
Yes my son has terrible handwriting, as do all of the autistic kids I know, and most of the doctors :)
My sons handwriting is legible but not good. He still writes his letters from the top down instead of the correct way. We tried to correct but after a while we gave up. I just came to terms that there are bigger issues to deal with. I'm not autistic myself and I hield a pencil wrong for years. So I think it depends on how bad the handwriting is. We still work on it but I dont let it bother me as much. I figure it will improve with time.
Have you thought about requesting from the school an evaluation for Occupational Therapy (OT)? It works with fine motor skills. I had it in the eighth grade, and it improved things for me.
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my grandsons writing is unreadable, plus he rushes to get his writing done
Yes, he writes very lightly and messy. He hates to write, makes homework such a chore.
Quoting blessedhappymom:We use a handwriting program with my son called Handwriting Without Tears. It's multi sensory approach helps my son and he loves it. He so likes writing letters and trying to spell words, but letters are 'his thing' a d anything dealing with letters he loves.
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