Handwriting Without Tears Research Review Articles

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Wet Dry Try Suite app iconThe Wet Dry Try App, provides explicit instruction for letter formation based on the Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) curriculum. Below is a link to research review articles  related to the  HWT curriculum :

Handwriting Without Tears Reference Review

Additional supporting research articles:

Case-Smith, J., Holland, T., Lane, A., & White, S. (2012). Effect of a coteaching handwriting program for first graders: One-group pretest-postest design. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, 396-405. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2012.004333

Denton, P.L., Cope, S. & Moser, C. (2006). The effects of sensorimotor-based intervention versus therapeutic practice on improving handwriting performance in 6- to11-year old children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60, 16-27. http:dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.60.1.16

Dowrick, P. W. (1991). Practical Guide to Using Video in the Behavioral Sciences. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Weintraub, N., Yinon, M, Hirsch, I.B. & Parush, S. (2009). Effectiveness of sensorimotor and task-oriented handwriting intervention in elementary school-aged students with handwriting difficulties. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 29, 125-134.

Young, S., Laxman, K. (2014). Teacher perspectives on the use of mobile devices to improve learner engagement and motivation. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation. 8, 112-129.

What other research supports methods of handwriting instruction?


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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