Handwriting difficulties

Overcoming handwriting difficulties

Follow our step by step guide, if a child is struggling with their handwriting, to identify and overcome the problem.

Hand dominance, swapping and pressure

How to identify and support, through advice and activities, a child with hand dominance, hand swapping or handwriting pressure difficulties.

Pencil grip difficulties

How to check whether a child has a poor pencil grip and suggestions on helping them correct it.

Tips to support letter and word spacing

How to support a child who struggles with letter and word spacing.

Additional teaching tips

General tips on teaching children who are having difficulties with handwriting.

Handwriting and SEND

Read our explanation of the Specific Learning Difficulties terminology used by schools and the process of getting additional support for a child under the SEND code of practice.