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ERIC Number: EJ867784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0194-2638
Comparison of Cursive Handwriting Instruction Programs among Students without Identified Problems
Shimel, Kristin; Candler, Catherine; Neville-Smith, Marsha
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, v29 n2 p170-181 2009
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of cursive handwriting programs in improving letter legibility and form in third-grade students without identified handwriting problems. Four months into the school year, cursive handwriting was assessed for a sample of convenience of 50 third-grade students. Subsequently, students received instruction for 10-15 minutes daily for 6 weeks using either Handwriting without Tears, Loops and Other Groups programs, or, as a control condition, continued instruction in the Zaner-Bloser program. Student handwriting for all programs improved from pretest to posttest. Posttest comparisons indicated no significant differences between programs. The results suggest that the method of handwriting instruction has a limited short-term impact on cursive letter legibility and form for children without handwriting problems. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A