Often the inability for a child to write legibly is chalked up to their personality and a general disinterest in penmanship. If your child is having trouble getting the hang of learning how to properly write, it could be an actual learning disorder known as dysgraphia. Dysgraphia specifically affects a child’s writing skills. This dreamstime_xxl_20515227not only includes the way your child’s writing looks but also their ability to take the thoughts they have in their head and transfer them into written text.

There are many signs that your child is indeed suffering from dysgraphia. For instance, if you watch your child sounding out words that they clearly know how to spell as they write them, this is a good indication something may be wrong. The same can be said if you see that your kiddo is often reversing letters, mixing up capital and lowercase letters or if they generally just struggle to come up with ideas for topics for writing assignments.

At this time, there are several methods that are suggested for helping children treat their dysgraphia. Most frequently, occupational therapists will try focusing on where your child’s arm is positioned, how they are sitting and giving them distractions like stress balls to relieve the anxiety they may feel when they are completing a writing assignment. Another way to help your child overcome their dysgraphia is to give your child the opportunity to practice their handwriting as often as possible. Channie’s workbooks were designed to do just that. Purchase one today and let your child get a ton of practice learning how to properly write letters and words. Start shopping now!