This is a face to face handwriting assessment by an occupational therapist (me) taking place in your child’s school or home examining and providing next steps guidance to improve your child’s handwriting. After the assessment, you will receive a written report.
Suitable for children aged 4 and above.
Handwriting Help for Chichester, West Sussex and surrounding area
Please note, my Handwriting Assessment services is a regional service operating within a 60 minute drive from Chichester, West Sussex.
This is the ‘best of the best’ in terms of understanding what handwriting difficulties your child has. It looks at why they may struggle to write and how you can help them improve their handwriting skills. It is a face to face handwriting assessment comprising of looking at writing, fine motor, and visual perceptual skills. The reason why we look at fine motor skills is that these are needed before handwriting skills can develop. Visual perceptual skills are needed to stop letter reversals and handwriting speed.
For older children, the assessment will include a handwriting speed test, called the DASH (Detailed Assessment of Speed Handwriting). The results of this can be used to support extra time allowance in schools known as access arrangements.
Prior to the assessment, you will be asked questions about whatever it may be that is troubling you regarding your child’s handwriting. A full history of past handwriting problems, any medical conditions/developmental history and interventions tried by either yourself or your child’s school will also be asked to form a picture.
The assessment usually takes place either in your child’s school or home. The reason for this is because this is usually where they will feel most comfortable. Initial feedback is given to you and their class teacher after the assessment.
It is suitable for all children including those with special educational needs.
Please note that at the time of paying you will be asked to add ‘shipping costs’. This is where I include my travel time. It equates to:
£10 per lesson – Under 10 miles from Chichester PO19 9LW (one-way). For example if living in Chichester, Barnham, Tangmere, Bognor, Boxgrove, Witterings or in the surrounding villages you would select this option.
£15 per lesson – Between 11 -25 miles from Chichester PO19 9LW (one-way). For example if living in east of Chichester in Arundel, Littlehampton, Rustington or Worthing you would select this travel option. If living west of Chichester in Havant, Emsworth, Hayling Island or Portsmouth you would select this travel option. If living north of Chichester in Storrington, Midhurst, Petersfield or Billingshurst you would select this travel option.
If you live over 25 miles from Chichester, please do contact me to obtain a bespoke travel cost.