So, I have a second grade student who we are doing a number of interventions for in order to strengthen his (very weak) reading and math skills. In other news, this kid also has rather atrocious handwriting and struggles making basic letters in the correct places. My question is if including specific handwriting instruction in his intervention times would be valuable or if it would simply get in the way of phonics and math instruction. Is it something to just call "not as important"? Thoughts appreciated! ETA: This student is new to this school and we are in the process of collecting data to take to our child assessment team, in case special education including a physical therapist is needed.