Change of Dominance

In private practice we use the writing skills method and change of dominance with clients suffering from limitations affecting their dominant upper extremity.

This method of training writing with the non-dominant hand is based on the proximodistal motor development law. Therefore, the exercises have to develop the motor abilities of the client, beginning with global movements of the arm and shoulder, progressively dissociating the movement of the forearm and of the hand to finally conclude with the fingers’ motor skills in the writing process.

The preparatory proximal movements preceding the distal movements are aimed at avoid a training plateau that would inevitably happen if the exercises were to begin with distal movements.

It is important to know that any learning involves understanding the task, repetition, attention to the results, correction and to repeat the activity.

 

The progress of the training is divided in three steps: the pre-graphic , graphic and the final graphic steps.