Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Legibility as a Significant Measure for Evaluation of Handwriting Performance Among Adolescents in OT
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / School-Based Practice / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Legibility as a Significant Measure for Evaluation of Handwriting Performance Among Adolescents in OT
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500031. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4204
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500031. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4204
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

Adolescents with handwriting difficulties are referred to OT services due to inadequate writing process (speed and space) or product (illegibility). Executive function (EF) components are one of the underlying mechanisms of handwriting. The results indicate that EF levels of adolescents with handwriting difficulties were correlated only with product legibility. The results emphasize the importance of using a standardized tool to evaluate legibility in this population.

Primary Author and Speaker: Liat Hen-Herbst

Additional Authors and Speakers: Yael Fogel

Contributing Authors: Sara Rosenblum, Anna Barnett