Great article from Decoding Georgia. A must read before you start communicating with the school about your desire for special education services.
Diana Hanbury King says, “because typing exercises the fingers and handwriting exercises the brain.” Diana Hanbury King and Kara Campbell at the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators Annual Conference 2016.
Here’s the link to the research and some basic explanation.
A fantastic overview of the reading brain….Understanding dyslexia and the reading brain in kids .
City Schools of Decatur exploring ways to help dyslexic students
Another article contributing to the growing body of evidence that handwriting is still a critical skill in the digital age. Can Handwriting Make You Smarter? Wall Street Journal
Summer fun recommendations from the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
Louisa Moats debunks five popular myths about dyslexia
NY Times article “What’s Lost As Handwriting Fades” June 2, 2014 “Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how.”