What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

A recent article in the New York Times discusses the importance of teaching handwriting in elementary schools and its role in the the learning process overall.  The benefits of handwriting over keyboarding is certainly an important consideration in this day and age where the push is towards the use of computers at younger and younger ages.  Also a point to ponder – some researchers suggest that training in cursive writing may be important in treating dyslexia and dysgraphia.  Click below to link to the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/whats-lost-as-handwriting-fades.html?_r=1

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About ogmsl

Fellow with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). I have a Masters Degree in Education from OISE/University of Toronto and am a certified Ontario teacher. Family connection with dyslexia. Past President of ONBIDA - Ontario Branch of International Dyslexia Association. In Private practice working with students of all ages and also teacher training.
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