Occupational Therapy For Handwriting

Help Your Child Improve Their Handwriting With Occupational Therapy

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Why do parents choose Alta Pediatrics?


At Alta Pediatrics you are not just another number. We value each patient as a unique individual and a member of our community. Your therapist knows you and your child's name, ask for updates on what you are observing, and provides updates on what they are observing during the session.


Play Focused

Play is at the center of our sessions and your child will improve over time through play-based therapy. Whether that is in the sensory gym, running through an obstacle course, playing games, or working on their fine-motor skills what feels like play is your child developing skills and enhancing their abilities.


All therapists are trained and experienced in their specific field (occupational and speech therapy) and have specific experience with a pediatric population. Therapists have graduate level degrees, participate in research projects, and attend continuing education to ensure they stay up-to-date on the latest and most effective evaluation and treatment techniques.


We believe communication and collaboration are key. We work with you as the primary caregiver to provide clear updates on progress and goals each week after the session ends. In addition, we can communicate with other stakeholders that are providing care to your child. By coordinating with speech therapists, school staff, ABA, and other specialists we ensure that there is a holistic view of the care your child is receiving. 

How Do Occupational Therapists Help Children Improve Their Handwriting?

Occupational therapists can help improve handwriting in children by identifying any underlying motor or sensory difficulties that may be impacting their writing abilities. They work with children to develop fine motor skills, including grip strength, hand-eye coordination, and dexterity. Occupational therapists also teach children proper posture and positioning, which can significantly improve handwriting. Additionally, they may use a variety of tools and techniques, such as handwriting worksheets, tracing exercises, and adaptive writing utensils, to help children develop their writing skills. By addressing any underlying issues and providing targeted interventions, occupational therapists can help children improve their handwriting and overall writing abilities.

Problems That May Require Handwriting Help

Poor fine motor control
Struggles to draw circles (often looking like squares)
Poor legibility of writing
Writing drifting across the page
Letters poorly formed/formed backwards
Poor posture
Unable to identify mistakes made

What Strategies Can An OT Suggest To Improve Handwriting?

Occupational Therapy For Handwriting

Fine Motor Exercises

Occupational therapists can provide activities to help children develop the fine motor skills necessary for writing, such as pinching and grasping activities, finger exercises, and hand strengthening activities.

Sensory Integration Therapy

For children who struggle with sensory processing, occupational therapists can provide sensory integration therapy to help them regulate their sensory input and improve their ability to focus and attend to writing tasks.
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Visual Motor Exercises

Visual Motor Exercises

Occupational therapists can provide exercises to help children develop their visual motor skills, such as tracking activities, eye-hand coordination activities, and copying exercises.

Handwriting Worksheets

Occupational therapists can provide handwriting worksheets to help children practice and develop their writing skills, including letter formation, spacing, and legibility.
Handwriting Workseets

Testimonials & Reviews

Hear why parents choose Alta Pediatrics

"The team at Alta Pediatrics are phenomenal. To say they have been life savers would not be an exaggeration. They go above and beyond to help you understand your child's needs and how to support them both in and out of the home. I recommend Alta Pediatrics without any hesitation."


"Professional therapists with heart.
My son enjoys his sessions and the therapists always end the sessions with an update of how the session went and what was worked on."


"We have had an AMAZING experience at Alta. Kim and her staff are highly skilled and passionate about their work and we have seen immediate improvements in our child. Not to mention, he absolutely loves going! We are so grateful that we have found Alta Rehab and highly recommend it to anyone in need of OT services."


About Alta Pediatrics

Alta Pediatrics is a leading pediatric therapy clinic, offering pediatric therapy for babies, toddlers, and children of all ages. We are committed to helping children lead their happiest, healthiest lives. At Alta Pediatrics, we take an individualized approach to therapy because we understand that each child is unique with very specific needs. For this reason, no two therapeutic programs are alike. If your child needs our services, we will work closely with you to select the best therapies for them, creating a customized program specific to your child’s needs and your family’s goals. Let your child’s journey begin today by contacting us to learn more.

Our Practice
Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Developing skills. Enriching Abilities

Here's how we create real and lasting change



Our team of therapists conduct a thorough evaluation of your baby to determine areas of strengths, areas of difficulty, and the root causes of these difficulties to focus therapy sessions accordingly and improve development of skills. 



Activities are created to engage the baby, address areas of difficulty, and practice new skills. Parents and caregivers are provided with strategies to work with their baby at home and school to ensure carryover of skills for quicker learning and development of these skills.



We work together with parents to set realistic, measurable goals to address areas of difficulty and ensure progress. We use engaging and motivating toys, games, and play to create a positive environment for your baby, improve their confidence, learn new skills, and reach their goals. 

Occupational Therapy For Handwriting

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Scotch Plains

1801 E 2nd St.
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Serving Westfield, Cranford, Berkeley Heights, Watchung, New Providence, and Summit

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