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Visual-Motor Integration

When developing handwriting skills, visual-motor integration is pivotal for copying things such as letters, shapes, and numbers. Visual-motor integration is the coordination of both a person’s hands and eyes to draw and write. Visual-motor integration involves one’s visual perceptual skills, which is a person’s ability to correctly perceive a form in order to replicate it, and one’s motor coordination, which is a person’s ability to perform precise movements.

Components of handwriting that require the implementation of visual-motor integration include all the following:

- Coordinating the movements of one’s eyes, arms, and hands

- Pencil grip

- Letter formation

- Body posture

- Orientation of letters and numbers

- Placement of letters and numbers

- Control of neatness and proportion of letters

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