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Handwriting

22

Apr'18

Fine Motor Skills and Handwriting (Activities Included)

Fine motor skills are involved in smaller movements that occur in the wrists, hands, fingers, feet and toes. They participate in smaller actions such as picking up objects between the thumb and finger, writing carefully, and even blinking...

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16

May'17

Susan on School Stuff: The Importance of Gross Motor Skills

In this week’s ‘Susan on School Stuff’ column, Edublox discusses the importance of gross motor skills, and how these skills can influence children’s ability to write well and even to concentrate in the classroom. For more information about how deficits with motor skills can be addressed, visit www.edubloxsa.co.za.

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05

Jan'17

Gross Motor Skills and Handwriting (Activities Included)

Many people think that having good gross motor skills can enable a child to excel at sports. This is only part of the benefit! Developing a child’s gross motor skills can do so much more than that – they can influence a child’s ability to write well and even to concentrate in the classroom.

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22

Nov'16

Help for Handwriting Problems

A handwriting problem exists when a learner writes illegibly or extremely slowly. Everyone occasionally produces some illegible letters, but some learners do so frequently enough that understanding what they have written is difficult; at this point, the difficulty would be considered a problem. Learn more about the causes and how a handwriting problem can be overcome.

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05

Sep'15

Overcoming Handwriting Problems

As with all learning problems, a writing disability can be devastating to a child’s education and self-esteem and can cause major limitations to that child’s career path.

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29

Aug'15

Tips on Improving Handwriting

One has to learn to count before it becomes possible to learn to add and subtract. In the same way, there are skills that a child must have mastered first, before he or she will be proficient in handwriting. Unless underlying shortcomings are addressed first, the child's handwriting will not improve.

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15

Mar'15

Is Handwriting an Outdated Skill?

As laptops and tablets become more commonly used as writing tools, many are ready to leave the skill of handwriting behind. A growing body of research, however, is leading psychologists and neuroscientists to emphasize the importance of teaching handwriting.

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03

Oct'12

TV Documentary, Rivoningo, SABC 2: Dysgraphia

The term dysgraphia was coined from the Greek words "dys" meaning ill or difficult and "graphein" meaning to write, and is used to describe a severe problem with handwriting. Dysgraphia is characterized by the following symptoms: generally illegible writing; letter inconsistencies; mixture of upper/lower case letters...

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