I have worked in Middle School/High School for 16 years. Changing handwriting habits is next to impossible, as you say. At this time they are half way (or more) through their academic programs and the demands on their time & energy need to be focused on getting school work done. Most computer devices have easily accessible and free speech-to-text programs that can solve the handwriting issue, but NOT the writing issue. Kids still need to edit. Learning to use speech-to-text is my go-to strategy if legibility is the issue. HOWEVER, that only works in writing…. not math. Legibility in math is still critical and kids get that they need to form a 7 to look like a 7, not a 9 or their answer will be marked wrong. In writing the teacher can figure out legibility based on context… not so with math. I always check w/ Math teachers to see if they have had to mark student down because of illegible numbers.
As much as you may want to do it don’t be the parent who has to ride in and save the day anytime one little thing goes wrong.
yes you can be the for your child to support him or her but show then that this is something that they can on their own.
Don’t you remember how good it made you feel the first time that you were able to deal with something on your own without your parents?
Kids today need that too and the way that they get this kind of confidence is for us to back off even times when we don’t want to.
Changes in the ability to communicate can vary, and are based on the person and where he or she is in the disease process. Problems you can expect to see throughout the progression of the disease include: