ERIC Number: EJ815803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Graphonomics, Automaticity and Handwriting Assessment
Tucha, Oliver; Tucha, Lara; Lange, Klaus W.
Literacy, v42 n3 p145-155 Nov 2008
A recent review of handwriting research in "Literacy" concluded that current curricula of handwriting education focus too much on writing style and neatness and neglect the aspect of handwriting automaticity. This conclusion is supported by evidence in the field of graphonomic research, where a range of experiments have been used to investigate this issue from a movement perspective. The present article offers a brief introduction to a graphonomic approach to handwriting analysis and the findings of graphonomic research about handwriting automaticity. These findings indicate that attentional control to any characteristic of the writing process (e.g. direction, lexical status, movement, style) results in an impairment of handwriting automaticity. These findings support and add a new dimension to previous conclusions.
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