My 7 year old son needs help with visual/motor integration. He has LOTS of trouble copying from the board and his handwriting is extremely shaky. He works very, very slowly, which results in lots of homework because he does not finish everything at school.
He scored low-average on the BOT-2 (27% composite; 42% Fine Motor, 27% Manual Coordination, 27% Body Coordination, 38% Strength & Agility) so he is not going to qualify for OT services at school. What is our next step? Even though they can’t provide services, the school is willing to make accommodations, but we don’t really know what to ask for.
Do we approach an independent clinic and begin an at-home treatment program? How do we balance that with homework? He already spends all of his free time on homework, which is really not great for a little guy. Also, we have two other children, so our attention is divided. (Dad does homework with the first grader all evening; Mom handles chores, dinner, homework with the others, etc.)