Simply follow the " Skill Areas " link--You'll see a choice of skills such as fine motor, crossing midline, handwriting, self help and so forth. Select a link within a skill area and you will be sent to a page filled with fun activities. Many activities address more than one skill, so you may see the same activity pop up for different skill areas.
Gifted children are identified by their asynchronous development. These children have one or more advanced areas of skill that classify them as gifted. One of the skills that rarely emerges early in the gifted population is handwriting.
More often, gifted children have problems with handwriting. Some are just sloppy, some produce illegible products even after trying their best. A few theories exist to explain this phenomenon: I am going to suggest an additional explanation: Gifted kids like novelty, complexity and intensity.
Gifted children often remain so focused on their passions that it is easier to let them go and shine in their chosen areas than to make handwriting fun and appealing.
A child with an amazing imagination and vocabulary may find standard writing drills dull in comparison to the creative process.
Gifted children may even be averse to the unavoidable failure inherent in practice that leads to mastery. What can be done? Good pre-writing instruction is essential to build the foundational motor control and spatial skills. Learning to draw balloons, birthday cakes and Christmas trees is fun.
It is also a great way to practice writing the curves and intersecting angles that letters require. Use multi-sensory, multi-media methods to develop pre-writing and handwriting skills. Many gifted children love sensory-based experiences. Their natural drive for intensity and complexity can be satisfied when letters are made from pretzel sticks or Play-Dough.
Create a fun, open environment for learning, in which challenge is expected and success is both celebrated and beside the point. If children are taught that they are expected to know all the answers since they are gifted, exploration can be suppressed.
If they learn that failure is anticipated and shame-free, it allows them to try again and invent solutions to the problems they face. Harness the skills a gifted child possesses to advance their handwriting development.
Children that have great spatial awareness notice letter formation similarities and proportion rules. The materials are high-quality, the learning progression is developmental and builds one skill on top of the previous skill, and the early levels are more sensory-based than most writing programs.
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It presents a variety of symptoms and affects approximately 6% of children with the majority being males.