Be sure to check out the Writing Grips page for pictures and information on gripping of writing implements.

GRAPHOMOTOR SKILLS: WHY SOME KIDS HATE TO WRITE This is one of the best articles I have found that clearly explains the components of handwriting and why children may struggle with this task. How many times have you heard, "he can do it when he wants to"? Read this article and find out why a student may be inconsistent with handwriting output as well as ideas for handwriting accommodations. Handwriting, it's not just in the hands!

Handwriting Terms

Dritingcombination of drawing along with some “squiggles,” some letters, some numbers, a few words

Half and Half writingtop half of the paper is unlined for drawing and bottom is lined for writing