ERIC Number: ED403671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Diagnosis and Remediation of Handwriting Errors. Monograph #22.
Stowitschek, Carole E.; And Others
This monograph provides an historical overview of handwriting assessment, followed by suggestions for informally assessing student handwriting errors and implementing improvement strategies. The monograph specifically addresses: (1) research on handwriting; (2) a rationale for remediation of handwriting errors; (3) techniques for evaluating handwriting, including qualitative and quantitative approaches; (4) purposes of instructional assessment; (5) error analysis techniques, including methods for integrating error correction into daily instruction. A case study is presented of a fifth-grade student with illegible handwriting. The student and teacher together identified illegible or nearly illegible words, determined what made the words difficult to read, identified overall problems, prioritized the problems, established contingencies for handwriting improvement, and monitored progress. A sample handwriting marking guide and handwriting improvement contract are provided. (Contains 35 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Dept. of Special Education.; Florida Univ., Gainesville. Dept. of Pediatrics.
Note: A product of the Florida Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program.