In the school setting, occupational therapists work with students to develop or improve handwriting skills, such as letter legibility, to support educational participation (Case-Smith, 2002). Handwriting is compromised of many essential skills and clinicians focus specifically on areas including motor planning, upper extremity range of motion, and bilateral integration (Giroux, Woodall, Weber, & Bailey, 2012) which are related to the ability to cross midline. Crossing body midline is the ability to reach across the center of one's body, which is essential for many everyday tasks.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Richmond, Lindsey and Marks, Michaela, "Effect of Ability to Cross Midline on Performance of Handwriting" (2019). Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Evidenced-Based Research Reviews. 39.