Postural Stability and Control

Problems in this area may impact a student’s ability to write effectively. Posture stability and control is the ability to maintain an upright posture while seated. Upright posture facilitates development of refined arm and hand skills.

Problem Noted in Student (may need OT consult)
1. Poor posture
2. Head on desk frequently
3. Falls out of chair

Required Handwriting Skills

The skill of handwriting requires several underlying skills before a student can effectively write. Below are the skills needed for handwriting:

Body & Spatial Awareness
Visual Perception
Visual Motor Integration
Postural Stability
In Hand Manipulation
Hand Separation
Hand Strength
Movement & Position Awareness
Motor Planning
Ocular Motor Control
Bilateral Integration
Eye Hand Coordination
Sensory Integration
Tactile Discrimination
Orientation to Letters