Why cursive handwriting matters? With computers emerging as the primary source for writing, many teachers feel teaching cursive writing is not necessary and is outdated. A large majority of teachers have come to believe the time would be better spent teaching keyboard skills. Many students and parents, however, believe that teaching cursive writing is still very […]

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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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              Poor handwriting may lead to anxiety & 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 Parents […]

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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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What is an entry stroke? The skill of handwriting is a difficult process and I believe that the ‘entry stroke’ is unnecessary,  arduous to form and should be abolished! An entry stroke has many other names; It is also known as a ‘lead- in’, ‘initial flick’, ‘entry flick’, ‘in stroke’ ‘whoosh-in’ or ‘continuous cursive’.  This […]

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Good handwriting should be a component of school education. Currently, there is a clash between dependence on technology for assignments, and the requirement to write by hand in exams. We must always bear in mind that good handwriting is crucial to exam success. When it comes to learning new skills, the brain is adaptive; new […]

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