Why cursive handwriting matters?

Why cursive handwriting matters?

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emerging as the primary source for writing, many teachers feel teaching cursive writing is not necessary and is outdated.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...
Poor handwriting may cause anxiety & low-self esteem 

Poor handwriting may cause anxiety & low-self esteem 

              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...
Handwriting – A Crucial Part of Communication

Handwriting – A Crucial Part of Communication

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...
Finding a cure for Poor Penmanship:   Newspaper Article from TheJC.com

Finding a cure for Poor Penmanship: Newspaper Article from TheJC.com

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...
Abolish the Entry Stroke! (‘Continuous cursive’/’lead-in’)

Abolish the Entry Stroke! (‘Continuous cursive’/’lead-in’)

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...