Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
The Effects of Occupation-Based Interventions versus Handwriting Interventions on Children’s Handwriting: A Pilot Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, USA
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, USA
  • Learning Without Tears, Mt. Sterling, KY, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / School-Based Practice / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
The Effects of Occupation-Based Interventions versus Handwriting Interventions on Children’s Handwriting: A Pilot Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520395. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2036
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520395. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2036
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

Effective use of the hands to engage in a variety of developmental occupations is critical for a child to be successful and independent. Understanding and choosing effective interventions to improve fine-motor skills and handwriting is imperative for pediatric OTs. This study used occupational performance and handwriting as both the intervention and the outcome, with both being found to be beneficial for skill development and sustained engagement in fine-motor activities.

Primary Author and Speaker: Camille Skubik-Peplaski

Additional Authors and Speakers: Jennifer Hight

Contributing Authors: Carol Rushing-Carr