The effect of digitalization on the writing of your child: In today’s society digitalization is developing enormously. It has its benefits! However children are writing less and less by hand. This can have a (negative) effect on the (school) career of your child.
Through writing, words are remembered better compared to typing. There is also an important connection between writing and written language development, for example spelling.
Common writing problems
In order for your child to be able to keep up with (writing) exercises in class, a legible handwriting with an appropriate pace is necessary. Are there any challenges there? Then a pediatric physio- or occupational therapist can assess why that is. What we often see are the following difficulties:
- The child follows an incorrect letter trajectory; makes the wrong writing movement.
- The pen grip is inefficient
- The child presses too hard on the pencil
- Inefficient posture
- Trouble concentrating
- Insufficient hand-eye coordination
- Problems in (visually) recognizing letters and (auditive) sounds
What does the therapy look like
The pediatric physio- or occupational therapist can help identify, together with you and your child, where the problems lie. A plan will be made how this can best be practiced. We also look at functional aids, for example to improve pen grip.
The therapy is mostly aimed at having fun while writing, so that your child becomes confident and enthusiastic to write. Practicing at home is essential to improvement. A lot of repetition makes the 'new' way of writing automate faster.
Would you like your child to learn to write better? Fill in the registration form and we will contact you as soon as possible. Would you like to discuss first or do you have any questions? Call us?