Handwriting Today - 2013


- Editorial - Wide range of material, handwriting in the 21st Century

Two research articles

Handwriting in the USA, National Curriculum, Secondary pupils

to be able to write personal and business letters.

Tips section

NHA changes to editorial team


Research Articles

  • Age-related Changes in Regularity Statistics of Loop-writing Kinematics

Abstract, Introduction, Method, Participants, Procedures and Materials, Product Measurements Handwriting performance, Process Measurement Kinematic performance, Data Analysis, Statistical evaluation, Results Product measurements: handwriting speed, Process measurements, Discussion

  • Handwriting Speed in Children with Development Coordination Disorder: Are they Really Slower?

Abstract, Introduction, Methods Participants, Measures The Handwriting Product, The Handwriting Process (temporal features), Procedure, Data Analysis, Results Duration of handwriting task, Speed of the handwriting Product, The Handwriting Process Execution Speed, Discussion


Research Digest - Effect of pencil grasp on the speed and legibility of handwriting in children

The effects of manuscript, cursive or manuscript/cursive styles on writing development in grade 2

Effects of a coteaching handwriting program for first graders:

one-group pretest-posttest design

Handwriting performance and underlying factors in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The effects of handwriting experience on functional brain development in pre-literate children

A longitudinal study of handwriting skills in pre-schoolers: the acquisition of syllable oriented programming strategies

Processing prefixes and suffixes in handwriting production


Current Issues - Positive News from the National Curriculum for England

Final Draft of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 & 2

Detailed Requirements for Years 1-6


Tips for Teaching - Handwriting in the Early Years

Mr Pencil, The Naughty Pen, Letter Formation, Karate Kapitals,

Poop Puppet, Involving Parents,


Handwriting in the Media – Future role of handwriting in the media this year,

Writing is on the wall for pen-and-paper learning, Is handwriting still important? The digital generation skips penmanship, Handwriting lessons to be reintroduced in secondary schools, A French love affair… with graphology,

BBC radio 4 Today Programme, The Missing Ink, The lost art of letter writing, Gadgets get connected, Spellcheck pen will not let pupils blot their copybooks, Has technology killed cursive handwriting

Review of Resources Scholastic Literacy Skills: Handwriting – Handwriting: Reception –

Year 2

Handwriting Books

Easygraph Pencils, Easycolours Pencils, Pencil Grip Selection Box,

Kush-N-Flex Pencil Grips, HandiWriter Handwriting Tool, Stabilo

SMARTball, iPad Application – Abc Joined Up, Flow Free: Bridges

& Jewel Flow, LetterReflex & Dexteria, Chairs, Callirobics, Smart

Moves Motor Development Programme,


NHA News - Minutes from NHA AGM 05th March 2013

Stuart Bedford: born Ossett, Yorkshire, 11 June 1921 – died Macclesfield, Cheshire, 11 June 2013

5 day in-depth handwriting course 2014 advert


Conferences -

  • Past Conferences

ISC SEN Conference, Review of Patoss (Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties), International Graphonomics Society (IGS) Conference, 10th International Conference on Development Coordination Disorder (DCD)

  • Future Conferences

Writing Research Across Borders III, International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research

Creating impact through innovation, 9th British Dyslexia Association conference

International Conference on Writing Research

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