Having a background in Occupational Therapy and working as a Dyslexia specialist with children experiencing specific learning disabilities, I found myself searching for a solution to the issue of messy handwriting. I work with children with Dyslexia and understand that handwriting struggles can be a significant concern for children, parents and teachers alike.  Handwriting difficulties […]

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Why is good handwriting crucial? Handwriting is an essential skill for both children and adults and the importance of handwriting must never be underestimated. Children, students, teachers, lecturers, parents feel happy, confident and inspired by good handwriting skills and listed below are 10 reasons why good handwriting is the crucial?   1.Handwriting activates the brain […]

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Handwriting Teachers in the UK The art of handwriting must be taught and reinforced as much as possible, especially in the 21st century where phones, computers and Ipads are becoming such a common form of communication. It appears that we are at risk of losing the ability to write legibly and it is important for parents […]

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Studies have shown that older schoolchildren handwrite almost 50% of the time and younger children handwrite almost 90 % of the time so good handwriting is crucial! During a school day, children write in workbooks, make notes, fill in worksheets, write exam papers, write down their homework and also write texts. Handwriting is an integral […]

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dysgraphia

What is Dysgraphia? In order to understand how to help children with dysgraphia, we must understand what dysgraphia is. 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 […]

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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

How to improve handwriting in teenagers? It seems a common fact that many teenage, 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 […]

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cursive programme

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. The non joined-up programme is for 5-year-olds, in year 1 and the cursive(joined-up) programme is for 6 – 18 years. 2. The programme […]

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