As technology use increases in our world and in our schools, keyboarding skills are becoming more imperative to a student’s success.  An Occupational Therapist will address keyboarding skills by first working on the component motor skills needed for keyboarding: visual scanning, bilateral integration and finger isolation.  Keyboarding also presents as a viable alternative for the older student that continues to struggle with handwriting, despite trying other interventions.   It allows them to continue to participate in grade level academic work despite whatever their struggles may be with handwriting.

Useful and free sites for improving keyboarding skills: