Category: Handwriting

Brain Gym: Help yourself, help others.

Last summer, a physical therapist who took my Brain Gym 101 course was quite taken with the difference in her pencil grip after a very short and simple balance for writing.  While it was a longstanding source of frustration for

There’s a lot of components to good handwriting!

Awhile ago, I wrote about the effects about typing vs printing or cursive on the brain. Last time, we learned about the Handwriting Without Tears program’s neurodevelopmental approach. Today, we’re going to look at the more visible reflexes needed to

Where’s the Very Beginning (with Handwriting)?

Can you imagine Julie Andrews’ bell-clear tones here? “Let’s start at the very beginning…. A very good place to start! When you read, you begin with A, B, C…..“ Apparently, when we write, we ought to begin with neurodevelopment, not

Cursive, printing, or typing?

Does it matter how our children communicate?  And, what about us? Jessica Brashear is a Momaha blogger and former high-school counselor who recently wrote about an unsettling discovery she’d made:  high-schoolers’ unfamiliarity with cursive writing. An especially astute Facebook commenter