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ERIC Number: ED292282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Revisiting an "R"--News and Views of Writing.
Phelps, Joanne; Stempel, Lynn
Despite predictions that handwriting would become obsolete in the age of technology, it is still considered an important skill today. Examples are cited of individuals who improved their understanding of themselves and of particular concepts after writing about their thoughts and feelings. Frequently, dyslexic students are denied access to this avenue of expression because they have difficulty recalling letter shapes and trouble transcribing them on paper. The Children's Handwriting Evaluation Scale (CHES), developed at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital's Child Development Division, measures the rate and quality of cursive handwriting from elementary through college levels. The Children's Handwriting Improvement Program, developed at the same hospital, uses visual-auditory-kinesthetic methods to help students gain handwriting fluency. The correlation between CHES scores and academic achievement, intelligence tests, and visual-motor skills is analyzed. Teachers, tutors, and parents are urged to work with dyslexic children on their handwriting skills for 5 minutes a day. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A