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The National Handwriting Association is a registered charity reliant on donations and benefactors.

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Membership allows you to download our various publications – from just £15 per year.


We promote a series of publications written by our experts. Many are free to download for members.

About NHA


The NHA is run by an executive committee of volunteers who work in their professional lives as teachers, therapists, academics or researchers. They are supported by a finance officer and an administrator who work part-time.


We aim to:
  • raise awareness of handwriting as a crucial component of literacy
  • promote and foster good practice in the teaching of handwriting
  • provide support for those working with children and adults who have handwriting difficulties
To fulfil these aims we:
  • maintain an up-to-date website
  • run in-service training in schools, clinics and other centres
  • run an in-depth course on handwriting around the UK
  • produce an annual journal for our members to keep them informed on the latest research and books on handwriting, and writing equipment
  • publish practical booklets and other materials on specific aspects of handwriting
  • provide practical information for parents and professionals
  • liaise with commercial enterprises to give guidance on the manufacture of writing equipment
  • work with central and local government to improve standards of handwriting
  • support research into handwriting