Directionality: Why Directionality and Writing Letters Backward is Part of a Greater Problem

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Most parents don't realize that writing can be affected by their child's hand-eye coordination, motor planning, visual perception, spatial awareness, low muscle tone, posture or even the eyes.

Children who struggle with handwriting or even with Dysgraphia, a written-language disorder that affects a child’s mechanical writing skills and fine motor control, tend to have difficulty in many of the following areas: – Writes their letters backward – Doesn’t know how to space their letters appropriately on the page – Can’t write in a straight line

Children at our center have difficulty with directionality and writing their letters, such as writing backward, placing tails too high, and writing from bottom to top instead of top to bottom.

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