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4 Factors Affect A Writing Assignment

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

It might seem to be a simple request to ask a child with autism to write down a paragraph or even a sentence or two. According to Kathy Oehler, a Speech and Language Pathologist, the process of writing is a very complex task. It engages and sollicits several parts of the brain to work simultaniously in

Improving Handwriting

Improving Handwriting

By Nadia Shanab | autism, parenting, tips

Autistic children often have poor handwriting. Here are 5 tips to help improve their handwriting. Poor handwriting can be attributed to one of the following reasons or a combination thereof: Lack of eye-hand coordination (very common in kids on the autism spectrum, including the highest functioning with Asperger) Poor peripheral vision Poor fine motor skills