OT-recommended assistive technology helps a boy with writing challenges

Eight-year-old John was feeling frustrated. He could speak well but had poor fine motor skills, which affected the speed and quality of his printing. As a result, he found it hard to keep up with his school work.

An OT started working with John to help him improve his fine motor and printing skills. But writing continued to be hard for him, so the OT suggested assistive technology which included software that could read text, predict words, and allow John to speak out his ideas. His teacher was also trained on how to use the curriculum-based software.

These solutions helped John work well within his class and feel proud of what he can do. They even proved to be helpful for many other students in the classroom.