Proportion between air time and writing time

This feature compares the writing time with the time the pen is in the air. Children with handwriting difficulties spend more time with their pen in the air than other children.

According to research, movements in the air assist the child to mentally prepare for future motion required for writing. The image on the left depicts the writing of a child who has no writing difficulties: when the pen is in the air, only a few movements (shown in blue) are visible. This is in contrast to the illustration on the right, which shows numerous movements.