Hi! I have a question about an older child. My 9 year old is recently diagnosed with dysgraphia. He struggles with fine motor skills and has poor hand strength. He hates play dough, scissor skills, legos, etc. Any ideas for activities we.can do that wont frustrate him?
In general, dysgraphia can be the result of difficulties with fine motor control or visual perception. Usually, it’s a combination of the two. Many kids with dysgraphia and often have success with cursive writing. The reason for this is because when a child is writing in cursive, the fluidity of the strokes decreases the need to lift the pencil and continuously judge space on the writing line. There are many cursive books on amazon that teach proper formation. Some of my favorites are loops and other groups and Zaner Bloser.
As far as strengthening is concerned, you can also purchase resistive putty on amazon. My daughter loves to play with putty and she’s just around your son’s age!
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