“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.”
“With beginners, handwriting experience facilitates letter learning (James, 2010; Longcamp et al., 2005), and letter learning not only sets up the neural systems that underlie reading, writing, and spelling but it is a primary predictor of later reading success (James & Engelhardt, 2012; Piasta & Wagner, 2010). In addition, handwriting fluency frees the child’s mind for more complex composing skills for making meaning (Dinehart, 2015). Much of the current handwriting research demonstrates immediate gains and lasting benefits for academic achievement. Even in upper elementary and middle school, research has shown that learning to write in cursive improved spelling and composing skills (Berninger, 2015).”
The role of advocate is time consuming, and it can be frustrating. But where there’s a will, there’s a way. Source: Understanding My Son’s Dysgraphia Helped Me Advocate for Him | What I Wish I’d Known Sooner – Understood
Cursive reinforces content, improves confidence, and nearly eliminates reversals, even for students with dyslexia! Biological and Psychology Benefits of Learning Cursive | Psychology Today.