Handwriting skill is the major occupational therapy intervention executed by occupational therapists who are working with children. This article aims to describe a newly developed handwriting intervention guideline for occupational therapy service delivery in Malaysia. The handwriting intervention guideline is set up to be applicable for children aged four to nine years. The guideline is presented to support children with handwriting issues in terms of handwriting readiness and writing criteria specifically on capitals, lowercase, and numbers. This article provides a description of the handwriting intervention guideline such as the rationale of this guideline, content structure, and activity modules to guide clinical practice. The guideline has been implemented on a group of children with pre- and post-measures. The outcome findings are demonstrated to show the viability of the guideline to be used by occupational therapy practitioners. This depiction of handwriting intervention guidelines is expected to assist occupational therapy practitioners in conducting handwriting intervention for children to suit our socio-cultural background and educational system.
|Early Pub Date||December 13, 2022|
|Publication Date||December 13, 2022|
|Published in Issue||Year 2022, Volume 26|