My son is 5 year old and he is 1st grade now. He was diagnosed with trigger thumb on his right hand and has undergone a surgery to release it. He is very active and intelligent too. Got a good memory and he learns everything that is taught orally. Due to issue with his thumb, his handwriting was not good and after the surgery we tried to improve but he is not improving as expected. Now what we feel is that he hates studies and doesnt like to write at all. His reading ability is ok but not that good. Nowadays he is not showing any interest in studying. Please let me know what can be done to improve his concentration, handwriting and interest in learning.
If you feel his difficulty with writing is impacting his learning, try motivating him with typing skills. He can learn/practice the same concepts but type instead. Get an evaluation from the surgeon/therapist and present it to the school-they should be open to accommodations-remember you are not modifying the material, you are only changing the way he presents the same work.
The idea of typing may be a great motivator too...if his muscle strength and coordination improves, you can still teach the neccessary handwriting skill. He may need the accommodation though-as he goes to higher classes there is always going to be more writing and his physical ability to write within the time frame provided may not be sufficient.
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