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    Address Book
    Address BookKeeping track of the addresses of friends and family members helps your child practice his writing skills, learn about alphabetical order, and learn how to write addresses correctly. Materials Pencil, pen, or marker Index cards Ruled ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
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    Gifted Education
    Daughter Diagnosed as Dysgraphic
    Find information about the dysfunction called dysgraphia. ...
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    Cognitive and Psychological Development
    I Need Help! My Five-Year-Old Writes Backward
    Is it normal for a kid to write backward, especially when they're learning? Our expert weighs in on this grandmother's concern. ...
  • School and Learning
    Gifted Education
    Gifted, but Handwriting Is Terrible
    Gifted children often have skills that are out of sync with their measured intellectual ability. ...
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    Dyslexia
    OT Assessed My Child Incorrectly
    A mother complains that an OT evaluation did not pick up on her child's handwriting difficulty. ...
  • School and Learning
    Signs and Symptoms of ADHD
    ADHD and Written Expression Disorder
    Many children with ADHD also have problems with writing, but there are no quick solutions to written expression disorders. ...
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    Penmanship
    Factors Affecting Handwriting
    Factors Affecting HandwritingThere are many factors that affect handwriting. Environment: Environment can affect children in a number of ways. Lack of opportunity to play and experiment with graphic materials will have developmental consequences....
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    Penmanship
    Homeschooling and Handwriting
    Five is very young for a child to practice writing skills. Consider having your child work on the alphabet (memorization, letter recognition, and later sounds and combinations), instead. ...
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    Penmanship
    Writing by Hand
    Despite the trend toward computer-based learning, an aversion to writing by hand still needs to be overcome. ...
  • School and Learning
    Gifted Education
    Fast Thinking, Bad Handwriting
    Illegible writing is a common problem for young, gifted boys. Here's what a concerned parent should do. ...
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    Penmanship
    6 Benefits of Learning Handwriting in School
    Is handwriting becoming a lost art? The new Common Core Standards adopted by most states in the U.S. make teaching cursive optional and up to individual states. The rise of technology in and out of the classroom means fewer kids are writing by ha...
    Erin Dower
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    Penmanship
    The D'Nealian Handwriting Method
    Learn some advantages and disadvantages of the D'Nealian handwriting method. ...
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    Coping With ADHD
    Handwriting Problems, ADHD, and Self-Esteem
    Learn about some great handwriting programs for children. ...
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    Penmanship
    Seven Ways to Help with Handwriting
    Seven Ways to Help with HandwritingKids aren't able to write well until they have developed good fine-motor skills. Fortunately, these skills improve easily with lots of practice. Use the following activities to help your young child develop the...
    Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.
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    Penmanship
    5 Common Handwriting Struggles and How to Solve Them
    Handwriting is a complex skill, so it isn't surprising that many children have a hard time mastering it. Poor handwriting skills can make your child stressed and anxious, cause problems with his or her schoolwork, and keep him or her from wanting...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Penmanship
    Trouble with Handwriting
    Could your child's handwriting trouble be hereditary? ...
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    Signs and Symptoms of ADHD
    ADHD and Handwriting
    Many students with ADHD do in fact have problems with the fine motor coordination necessary for writing. ...
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    Penmanship
    Good Penmanship
    When it comes to improving your child's handwriting, practice makes perfect. ...