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Please Help! Handedness and writing.
The problem is that she's trying to write with her left hand when she is clearly right-handed (I think). It was thought she was left handed before, but we weren't sure, so she was told to learn to write with her left. She makes many mistakes with backwards lettering and I haven't seen any progress there.
She naturally kicks and throws with her right limbs. When I have her write with her right hand, there are very few mistakes, if any. She doesn't want to do it, though, because she was taught to write with her left hand.
The problem is that her mother wants her to continue using the left hand. She is a speech pathologist and says that:
1. Handedness is not necessarily determined by kicking, throwing, etc.
2. Forcing her to do it with the right after learning with the left could possibly cause learning problems (in general, perhaps?)
3. At this point she should just focus on improving with the left.
Experts, educators, please help! What should we do?