ERIC Number: ED286339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Dysgraphia: Why Johnny Can't Write: A Handbook for Teachers and Parents.
Cavey, Diane Walton
Intended for teachers and parents, the handbook provides suggestions for diagnosis and remediation of the learning disability dysgraphia (difficulty with handwriting). The seven chapters have the following titles and sample subtopics: (1) "The Student with a Learning Disability" (what causes dysgraphia, the Gerstmann Syndrome); (2) "Parents' Perspective" (early warning signs, do's and don'ts); (3) "Diagnosis and Evaluation" (basic rights of parents and children, evaluation tools, sources of help); (4) "Teacher's Perspective" (recognizing the student with a learning disability); (5) "Developing a Teaching Program" (program planning, teaching basic skills, reinforcement techniques); (6) "Not Working to Ability"? (retention and the fun of writing); and (7) "Creating Successes" (college or vocational training, value of praise, and a case study). (DB)
Descriptors: Dysgraphia, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification, Handwriting, Learning Disabilities, Parent Role, Program Development, Reinforcement, Remedial Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc., 19 N. Jackson St., P.O. Box 50, Danville, IL 61834-0050 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A