ISBN-10:
1412928893
ISBN-13:
9781412928892
Pub. Date:
11/28/2006
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Handwriting Problems in the Secondary School / Edition 1

Handwriting Problems in the Secondary School / Edition 1

by Rosemary Sassoon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412928892
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.26(w) x 11.69(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rosemary Sassoon is an independent consultant and lecturer, based in Sevenoaks, Kent. She is the author of Handwriting: The Way to Teach it, Paul Chapman Publishing, 2003.

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE
Issues in Letterforms
Movement
Height Differentials
Two Sets of Letters
Word and Letter Spacing
Other Factors
Handwriting Models
Speed
A Balanced View of Joining
Issues in Writing Posture
School Furniture and Posture
Pens and Pen Hold
Understanding Left-Handedness
Tension
Vision
Other Issues
Presentation
Talking To Parents
Severe Problems Ignored or Misdiagnosed
Handwriting in a Multicultural Context
PART TWO
So You Are Having Trouble with Your Handwriting
This Is How You Can Start
Before You Even Start To Write
What to Do About It and Why
Pen Holds
Hand Positions
Unconventional Pen Holds - Left Handers
Unconventional Pen Holds - Right Handers
Your Hand and You're Writing Position
Paper Position Affects How You Sit and Write
Relax and Your Handwriting Will Improve
Relaxing Scribbles
Practical Tips for Left Handers
Handwriting Is a Pattern
If The Pattern Is Wrong...
Alternatives and Other Families
If The Letter Heights Are Wrong
12 Rules of Legibility
Why and When To Join Up
Start Joining In Easy Stages
Top Joins Are Great Time Savers
Repairing Bad Joins and Crossbar Joins
Joins To the Round Group of Letters
Looping At Speed and Fast Personal Joins
Letters and Joins for Left Handers
How Far Can You Go With Letters?
Fast Writing and Slow Writing
Your Slant, His Slant, No Slant
How Much Space Is Enough?
Spiky Letters or Round Letters
Mixed-Up Models
Some Letters Are Too Round
Large Writing and Small Writing
Spot Your Own Mistakes
Unevenly Sized Letters
Where Does One Letter End And The Next Begin?
Are Your Ascenders Too Long Or Too Short?
Are Your Descenders Causing Confusion?
Dealing with Descenders
Are You Leaving Strokes Out?
More Missing Strokes
Exit but Not Entry Strokes
Exit Strokes: A Recipe for Disaster
Capital Letters: Last But Not Least
PART THREE
Three Approaches to Handwriting Problems
Using the Three Approaches
Diagnosis
Stage 1: Observation
Postural Problems
Letter Problems
Tension
Speed
Stage 2: Procedure
Procedure for Dealing with Posture
Procedure for Dealing with Letters
Exercises
Group Therapy
Stage 3: Assessment
Assessment of Improvement
Guidelines for Designing Checksheets
Using Checksheets
Checksheets for Pupils
Marking
The Role of Surveys and Research

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