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Handwriting is still essential in the keyboard age

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:03 am    Post subject: Handwriting is still essential in the keyboard age Reply with quote

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Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age

By PERRI KLASS, M.D. JUNE 20, 2016


http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/20/why-handwriting-is-still-essential-in-the-keyboard-age/?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=1

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Do children in a keyboard world need to learn old-fashioned handwriting?

There is a tendency to dismiss handwriting as a nonessential skill, even though researchers have warned that learning to write may be the key to, well, learning to write.

And beyond the emotional connection adults may feel to the way we learned to write, there is a growing body of research on what the normally developing brain learns by forming letters on the page, in printed or manuscript format as well as in cursive.

In an article this year in The Journal of Learning Disabilities, researchers looked at how oral and written language related to attention and what are called “executive function” skills (like planning) in children in grades four through nine, both with and without learning disabilities.

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