The analysis creates a complete handwriting profile for a child by studying a sample of their handwriting on the tablet. Thousands of data points are examined to determine the child's strengths and weaknesses.
To do the analysis, the child should:
- Be seated comfortably, with the tablet placed on a table in front of them
- Put their hand on the tablet while writing, as if the tablet is a sheet of paper
- Write in their usual style (cursive, script or a combination of both)
It is not necessary to copy all the text during the last step, younger children can write only the first line.
When a child completes the analysis, their handwriting is compared to thousands of other children of the same age and gender. The scores allow the given child to be placed in relation with other children.
Handwriting is a complex process that requires various skills. Smooth and continuous strokes, automatic formation of letters, correct adaptation of pressure, and flexibility in the fingers and wrist are all necessary for easy-to-read and efficient writing. All these skills are interdependent, which is why it is important to consider different aspects in the process of learning to write.
When difficulties arise in the handwriting process, they can have various causes. Identifying these causes and examining static, speed, pressure, and tilt is crucial in order to provide targeted support measures. Promoting individual aspects through fun activities can increase awareness of the corresponding skill and improvements can be made. However, it is important to take a holistic approach and consider all aspects of handwriting, as these skills are closely interconnected and can influence each other.