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When it Comes to Handwriting, Practice Doesn’t Always Make Perfect

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Does your child’s teacher say, “Michelle has great ideas, but she can’t get them down on paper” or, “Bill’s handwriting is all over the place — I’m pretty sure he knows the material, but I can’t read his answers”?

Students who struggle with handwriting are called “messy,” “slow starters,” or “lazy.” And practice is not always the solution.“The ability to put your thoughts into sentences and paragraphs that others will be able to read and understand is problematic for many children with ADHD,” says Thomas E.

Brown, Ph.D., in Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults (#CommissionsEarned). “Written expression is a more demanding task than talking, reading, or doing basic math computations.

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