What Are Handwriting Skills?

What are the 12 characteristics of handwriting?

The 12 characteristics of handwritingLine quality.

Do the lines flow or are they shaky and irregular.

Word and letter spacing.

Are the letters and words equally spaced out, or are they bunched together.

Size consistency.

Pen lifts.

Connecting strokes.

Letters complete.

Cursive and printed letters.

Pen pressure.More items…•.

What are the qualities of good handwriting?

What is good handwriting?Legible: adhering to the characteristic letter shapes.Fluid: writing with an even, quick writing rhythm.Fatigue-free: writing with little and balanced pressure.Efficient: quick and yet fatigue-free writing.Individual: a personal writing style.More items…

What is a handwriting skill called?

The art, skill, or manner of handwriting is called penmanship. Handwriting in which successive letters are joined is called cursive script. … Decorative handwriting (as well as the art of producing decorative handwriting) is called calligraphy.

What skills are needed for handwriting?

There are 11 different things that are required for handwriting:Postural control.Gross motor skills.Midline crossing.Bilateral coordination skills.Hand strength and control for fine motor activities.Visual perceptual skills.Visual motor skills.Letter and number recognition.More items…•

Why are handwriting skills important?

The brain engages differently when we write something by hand as opposed to typing it on a keyboard or by touching a screen. Studies show that writing improves memory; students retain learning better when working with new ideas through handwriting instead of typing.

Is handwriting a fine motor skill?

Fine motor skills involve all of the small muscles of the body: more specifically those that control precise movements of the hands, wrists, feet, toes, lips, and tongue. The small muscles of the hands and fingers are the most important for developing handwriting skills.