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ERIC Number: EJ1132560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-1243
Use of Weighted Pencils to Improve Handwriting Legibility
Brown, Michelle J.
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, v10 n1 p52-68 2017
Several therapeutic strategies and approaches are used to facilitate handwriting skills in children with illegible writing. One strategy is weighted pencils; however, there is little empirical evidence of the strategy's efficacy. In case scenarios of three children who were unable to form letters, weighted pencils improved their handwriting, and a protocol using weighted pencils was developed. All three children with special needs demonstrated marked improvement in their ability to write. These scenarios inform the reader through professional reasoning and suggest criteria for the successful use of weighted pencils with young children. Recommendations for the further expansion of the protocol and research are suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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