How to help students with bad handwriting -

Why your kids have such terrible handwriting and what to do about it

Teachers could have students with dysgraphia take tests by speaking the answers into a recorder, or type their work instead of writing it. Children with dysgraphia might be able to avoid the problems of handwriting by using a computer. Are the concerns about the handwriting shared by the teacher, the parents and the child? What are the main areas of concern? Legibility? (All or most of the words written can't be read out of context.) Neatness?

Pick Your Battles, decide together which subjects/occasions can get away with poor handwriting and which ones absolutely have to be good. It is tiring to write neatly, but if it is not required at every lesson of the day and on every occasion, then it is easier to write neatly when it does matter. Yet experts say they could still gain from special instruction to help them organize their thoughts and put them into writing. Such skills become more important as children get older and schoolwork becomes more difficult. Is being left-handed the cause of the problem? Being left-hande. (S/he writes very slowly, producing too little writing, or too fast, becoming inaccurate.) Motivation/enjoyment? (S/he is reluctant to write or gives up too easily.) Answers to these questions can help to focus your thinking on the severity of the problem and what to do next. How to assess handwriting difficulties, find out what 'normal' handwriting for a child of this age is like by looking at the work of other children in the class. Look at your child's writing on the page (the product) but also watch how s/he writes (the process). What Motivates Your Child? One motivator is to use your childs dream vocation to inspire and encourage I tell my son that if he wants to be an airplane pilot, he has to make sure his figures (numbers) are legible, otherwise he will end up at the wrong coordinate on the map!