Children with posture and movement difficulties, including those with joint hypermobility (low muscle tone), developmental coordination disorder (DCD) / dyspraxia, autism, ADD/HD and Down syndrome often have difficulties with several aspects of posture and movement control needed for drawing and handwriting.
Pencil grip and finger movements
What is an effective pencil grip? An effective grip is adapted to the child's joints and allows the fingers to make small movements
Shoulder control for drawing and handwriting
Sitting posture for working at a table
Many children have difficulties with sitting erect and working at a table. This may be due to poor flexibility in the back and hips, muscle weakness or poorly developed sitting stability. A s a result the child may wriggle, get tired very quickly and appear to have poor attention. Read more