Average speed

Average speed refers to the mean speed over a specific period, including all phases of acceleration and deceleration. This speed can be measured at the pen tip. It is a measure of the overall speed of writing over a longer period, usually spanning several sentences or paragraphs. This speed increases as automation progresses and is relative to the handwriting size.

An average speed that is too high may indicate uncontrolled large writing movements, while a speed that is too low may indicate slow, non-automated writing.

Adequate average speed requires fluent stroke execution, controlled movement coordination, and automated movement patterns.