Dysgraphia – what is it? Dysgraphia, according to the Oxford English dictionary, is a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that does not affect general intelligence. Wikipedia describes dysgraphia as a writing disorder associated with impaired handwriting, orthographic coding (orthography, the storing […]

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Handwriting guru is on a mission – feature in the Ham and High – Family & Education Lee Dein of Magic Link is determined to transform the handwriting skills of kids in primary and secondary schools. A mother-of-four is on a mission to transform the handwriting skills of schoolchildren.  Lee Dein, who has been helping […]

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Does your child need a handwriting tutor?   by  Anna Maxted 13 APRIL 2017 • 7:00AM A flick through the writing book of my 10-year old renders me slate-faced for the duration of parents’ evening. His ‘penmanship’ – though it takes gall to call it that – is so appalling, it feels like a bad joke. His […]

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School handwriting skills cause concern in Oxfordshire schoolchildren Oxfordshire’s schoolchildren are falling behind with handwriting, according to county council report. It says Oxfordshire is in the bottom quarter of all local authorities for writing at Key Stage 2. A total of 68% of pupils met the expected standard, compared with 73% in England. The county […]

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How to improve handwriting in teenagers Many secondary pupils have bad handwriting. This could be because they may not have been taught how to write correctly or they may have been diagnosed as having dyspraxia, dyslexia or dysgraphia. Bad, messy handwriting often affects school work and grades. They may get bad marks from teachers and […]

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10 Benefits of Using the Magic Link Handwriting Programme in Primary and Secondary Schools  1. The Magic Link Handwriting Programme can be used in both primary and secondary schools. This programme can be integrated into the school curriculum so the whole school can learn neat, cursive, joined-up handwriting. 2. The Programme can be used for […]

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              Poor handwriting can lead to anxiety and low self- esteem. A study in 2014, found that anxiety is one of the most common causes of distress in children and young people in the classroom, affecting as many as one in five primary school children. (Anxiety UK, A Guide for […]

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There are many advantage of using the Magic Link Handwriting Programme for home educated pupils. Many parents choose to teach their children at home instead of enrolling them and making them study within the formal setting of a public or private school. The Magic Link Handwriting Programme is extremely compatible with those pupils who are […]

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Handwriting is an important and often overlooked communication skill.   Having been qualified for more than 30 years as a SLT and dyslexia teacher I remain astonished that the skill of handwriting is neither taught nor even mentioned in speech and language therapy training. Teachers themselves are not, in the main, taught how to teach […]

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Sunday 21 February, 2016 THE JEWISH CHRONICLE ONLINE   Finding a cure for Poor Penmanship By Nadine Wojakovski, February 18, 2016 After teacher Lee Dein had seen hundreds of children of all ages struggle to write legibly, she felt compelled to seek a “cure” for bad handwriting once and for all. And she did. She […]

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