Handwriting underlies all levels of written language-letters, written words constructed from letters, and written sentences constructed from multiple words. Teachers and others judge students' abilities and grade them based on the appearance of their written work. The truth is 1 in 5 children, with or without dyslexia, may struggle with handwriting and sometimes keyboarding. The brain uses its limited resources more efficiently when letter formation is automatic so all children benefit from instruction that builds this necessary automaticity.
Bonnie Meyer is a board member of Slingerland Institute for Literacy. Beverly Wolf and Bonnie Meyer have no financial relationship to disclose.
MS Ed., Slingerland Certified Instructor of Teaching Level,
International Dyslexia Association
Dean of Faculty,
Slingerland Institute for Literacy
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