Good handwriting is important for academic success
Letters and numbers are the foundation of literacy. Children use letters and numbers for reading, writing, and math, which are the foundations of academic success and the cornerstones of elementary classrooms. Yet, studies estimate that between 10 and 30 percent of elementary school children struggle with handwriting. (Karlsdottir and Stephansson 2002, as cited in Feder and Majnemer 2007).
Signs your child is struggling with handwriting
Ask yourself the following questions about your child. If you answer affirmatively to any of them, your child will benefit from working with Buckhead Handwriting.
- Is handwriting difficult to read?
- Is pencil grip awkward?
- Do letters start at the bottom or are they consistently reversed?
- Are letters too close together, too far apart, too big or too small?
- Are words spaced inconsistently in sentences?
- Is writing slow and laborious?
- Do words contain a mixture of capital and lowercase letters?
Buckhead Handwriting can help your student get back on track
We use the award-winning Handwriting Without Tears curriculum to instruct, remediate, and enrich print skills for children in grades K-6. We start with an assessment to identify your child’s current skills, then meet them at their level of competency using visual, tactile, auditory, and kinesthetic instruction to make learning fun. Your child’s confidence and classroom success will quickly improve using a customized plan that is designed and managed by a Certified Handwriting Specialist.
Do children in a keyboard world need to learn old-fashioned handwriting?
"There is a tendency to dismiss handwriting as a nonessential skill, even though researchers have warned that learning to write may be the key to, well, learning to write."
Schedule an Assessment
The first step toward improving your child's handwriting is scheduling an assessment with the certified specialists at Buckhead Handwriting. We're eager to help your child succeed!