Did you know that recognising letters & reading words is supported by handwriting them?

Interested?? Please read on….

As a Paediatric Occupational Therapist working with children with handwriting and learning difficulties, over the past 16-17 years, I have evidenced first-hand how improvements in handwriting can flow over to other literacy abilities.

Why & How you might ask?

Excerpt from Learning Difficulties Australia Bulletin:

“Indeed, research has shown that adults (James & Atwood, 2009; Longcamp et al., 2008) and children (Li & James, 2016; Longcamp et al., 2005) learn symbols better if they write them by hand during learning than through other forms of practice including visual, auditory and typing.

Brain research provides insights into how handwriting facilitates perceiving letters and reading written words.”

Excerpt from Learning Difficulties Australia Bulletin: Brain Research shows why handwriting should be taught in the computer age – Volume 51, No 1, Autumn 2019 | 25

Trust you will enjoy reading this article!

Stay tuned for my ‘Handwriting Matters’ – short online course coming soon!

I will be teaching simple, evidence-based strategies for handwriting improvements that you can use for your students/children.

Have a most lovely day!

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