I wasn't for 1 instance suggesting labelling a child who did not put pressure on paper as special needs. I didn't know you had taught him to press lightly onto the paper as your original post hadn't mentioned this. Hypermobility is a physical problem not a learning difficulty and much can be done to help it. I thought it was being perceived as a problem and I was just offering a suggestion that would help produce writing whilst not requiring any extra pressure to be used. I'm sorry if I in any way gave the impression I was trying to label a child.