Posts Tagged ‘ handwriting ’

Cursive – The Process Not the Product

Nov 8th, 2015 | By

I remember being introduced to cursive in the second grade. Miss Giarrdi, my second grade teacher at Marie Schaeffer Elementary, taught me with pride how to embellish the letters of the alphabet with beautiful flairs and flourishes. Then, blend letters into complete words. To this day people remark on how beautiful handwriting is. Today many

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Innovations In Technological Applications Help Dyslexic Learners

Aug 9th, 2013 | By

Learning-disabled students and children who are diagnosed as dyslexic typically dislike reading and writing activities. These learners process and interpret information differently. That’s why it’s so important to incorporate multi-sensory approaches when teaching reading and writing. Multi-sensory teaching techniques and reading activities address all the learning pathways within the brain: seeing, hearing touching, and muscle

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Identifying Dyslexia

Jan 9th, 2013 | By

Not all children learn to read at the same pace. In fact, many children struggle to read more so than others. Sadly, these children never really learn to read well and are undiagnosed dyslexics. Children who are dyslexic usually reverse “b” and “d”, “saw” and “was” and have trouble hearing letter sounds. While also experiencing

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Applying Individual Multi-Sensory Teaching Techniques in The Classroom

Dec 5th, 2012 | By

A Teacher’s Guide to Multi-Sensory Teaching Multi-sensory teaching techniques are usually associated with one-on one instruction. The good news is these techniques, developed to help children who are struggling to learn to read, can be easily be applied to large group instruction. After all, meeting the learning styles of every student should be the goal

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Why Does My Child Have Poor Handwriting?

Aug 21st, 2012 | By

As a dyslexic therapist I find many of my students who are struggling to learn to read, also have poor handwriting. Researchers now know children who have difficulties writing, also referred to as impaired handwriting and spelling, are caused by memory problems. Simply defined, poor handwriting is a child’s inability to store mental images of

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