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The Problem: We have a lot to lose
if handwriting becomes a lost art.

  • 25%

    The percentage of the U.S. student population that’s not proficient in handwriting — it may be even higher.

  • 75%

    The percentage of U.S. students, grades 4-12, writing below grade level on a national writing exam.

  • 33%

    The percentage of U.S. college students who were unprepared to write at a college level.

Source: Iowa State University (2010). The relationship between handwriting, reading, fine motor and visual-motor skills in kindergarteners.

Source: Hanover Research (2012). The Importance of Teaching Handwriting in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: Hanover Research

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    ​​Expert Recommendation

    ​​The Answer: 15 Minutes a day

    ​​Handwriting 15 Minutes a day can help cognitive development, motor skills, writing skills, and comprehension.

    ​​Source: Hanover Research (2012). The Importance of Teaching Handwriting in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: Hanover Research

​​HANDWRITING ENGAGES 14 ABILITIES

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​​PHYSICAL

  1. ​​​Visual Focusing

  2. ​​Organized Physical Movements

  3. ​​Spatial Perception

  4. ​​Hand-Eye Coordination

  5. ​​Motor Planning

  6. ​​Tactile Input

  7. ​​Crossing Midline

​​Cognitive

  1. ​​Mental Attention

  2. ​​Receptive Language

  3. ​​Inner Expressive Language

  4. ​​Memory Recall

  5. ​​Concentration with Awareness

  6. ​​Organization

  7. ​​Integration

​​*Source: ADHD and Handwriting by Carla Crutsinger

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