Graphomotor Activity: Tracing Letters
 Most people write without even thinking about what they're doing. Their pencils or keyboards function as an extension of their thoughts and ideas -- a means of sharing all that they know. Writing, for them, is not a tedious necessity but a tool.

Some children, however, struggle endlessly to put thoughts on paper. The breakdown can occur at almost any stage of the writing process. In fact, many older children still have problems with basic letter formation -- problems that deeply affect their ability to learn. Every letter these kids write requires tremendous effort, at the expense of their creativity and advanced ideas.

The following writing exercise is designed to simulate what a child with a graphomotor writing disability might experience every day.

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