"ADHD medication improved my eight-year-old's attention, but not his handwriting. What should I do?"
Larry Silver, M.D.
It's unlikely that his handwriting problem is the result of ADHD. If he's struggling to master reading, arithmetic, or written language (what he writes - spelling, capitalization, and so on - as opposed to how he writes), or if he has difficulty with organization, request a "psycho-educational" evaluation to identify any learning disabilities. If he has only a handwriting problem, an occupational therapist should be able to help.