I just got a new student. His handwriting is AWFUL. His actual work does not indicate any disorders that would affect handwriting - I think it's just "naturally" bad. I am not picky about things like this but I can barely read it! We did an activity today where the kids had to write a "note" to their desk mate and the girl he passed it to told me she could not read it. I cannot go all year squinting at this kid's writing. I think I'll contact home just to say hi and I'll mention it and maybe send home an example to see if that's really the best he can do. Other than that, how do you deal with abysmal writing??