Children are having a harder and harder time learning how to effectively and correctly hold writing utensils. It’s not uncommon, at all, these days, and it is affecting their performance in school. As OTs, we’re aware of the issue and alarming rise in the number of children experiencing these issues, but most parents, and often times teachers, are not. It can lead to behavior issues and performance problems in the classroom and often is mis-diagnosed as something like AD(H)D, OCD etc. Take a look at this article. It’s an older piece but gives a good understanding of what kids, parents and teachers are experiencing today.
NY Times Article on Occupational Therapy for Children
January 20, 2012 By Leave a Comment