What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades – NYTimes.com

“What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades?”

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Maria Konnikova, contributing author for the New York Times online,  posts her article, “Whats Lost as Handwriting Fades” addressing the changes occurring in education with handwriting instruction. Her article reviews  research  which supports the importance of the mechanical process of writing and letter formation as an instructional method for reading and literacy. Ms. Konnikova also addresses research about the effects of word processing as compared to mechanical writing and implications for learning based on the cited research.

This bring many questions regarding approaches we use in OT or AT for students and whether the use of apps available for handwriting provide the learning and opportunities needed for our students.

And then again, is it another ” it depends”  based on the students specific needs, skills, task and environment?

This is an interesting read with links to the articles, some which are free. Thought provoking.

Your thoughts? What other research confirms these finding?

Carol

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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