Due to visual perceptual or visual motor issues, many children have difficulty distinguishing diagonals lines from vertical lines, and consequently are unable to make diagonal letters correctly. This document teaches how to correctly make the 10 diagonal upper case letters (A, K, M, N, R, V, W, X, Y, Z). The method used relies on a dot pattern to enable children to visually comprehend the difference between diagonal lines and vertical ones. A graded system of learning is used, starting with a full dot pattern and complete tracing for strong visual support and gradually fading that support as the student becomes more comfortable and independent making diagonal letters. Once the student understands the concept of a diagonal line, this ability will generalize into other things such as drawing shapes containing diagonals.
This document can be used by occupational therapists, teachers, and parents.