With National Handwriting Day on Monday, handwriting news and blog posts were everywhere this week.
~Handwriting in the 21st Century? An Educational Summit was held in Washington, DC on Monday to discuss the importance of handwriting instruction. Click here for a summary of the summit and be sure to check back for an upcoming white paper summarizing the research, as well as recommended handwriting standards to supplement Common Core State Standards to be posted on the Handwriting in the 21st Century? website.
~Jen Dermody, OTR/L, of Jen's OT for Kids, celebrated the day with her students by having them write handwritten notes (in their very best writing) to special people around the school. Such a cute idea! You can check it out here.
~Sari Ockner, OTR/L wrote a great post, Pencil Picks for Sensory Kids. This post gives a great overview of the different types of pencils that might work for students with sensory processing challenges.