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Foundation needed for pre-handwriting skills

Below is a check-list of pre-handwriting skills needed before handwriting can occur:

  • Fine motor strength (finger strength)
  • Shoulder stability
  • Upper body strength
  • Core strength
  • Crossing the midline
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Bilateral integration (using two hands)
  • Visual perception
  • Hand dominance
  • Hand division (manipulate objects using 3 fingered grasp)
  • Pencil grasp


If you have concerns about your child at any age, please feel free to contact Crawl Walk Jump Run Therapy to speak to an Occupational Therapist. You can also call to set up a free screening with one of our therapists at anytime by calling (586) 323-2957.


-Tracy Atkinson, COTA


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