Some students work on typing as an alternative to handwriting, as it decreases the demand on a child's coordination. Students may also use it in addition to writing. As children get older, taking notes and writing reports on the computer can be an easier way to keep up with their peers. Learning to "touch type" (type without looking at the keys) is an important skill in building speed.
Here are some free typing sites to help your child learn to touch type:
Typing Web (you can create a free account to track your progress or work without one - the progress can be shared with the occupational therapist as well)