ERIC Number: EJ1089359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
The Relationship of Pencil Grasp on College Students' Handwriting Speed and Legibility
Shah, Lalit J.; Gladson, Beth L.
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, v8 n2 p180-191 2015
To be successful in school, it is important for students to be able to communicate to teachers what they know and have learned through exams, papers, daily assignments, and projects. The primary way students display this knowledge during these tasks is in written form, and thus, the skill of handwriting is essential. School-based occupational therapists commonly evaluate and correct the ways students grasp their pencil, because pencil grasp is believed to play a significant role on overall handwriting skills, like speed and legibility (Schneck, 1991).
Descriptors: Handwriting, Psychomotor Skills, Occupational Therapy, Skill Development, College Students, Correlation, Tests, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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