The New York Times ran a fantastic story this week, summarizing the scientific research on the benefits of handwriting on brain development. As a pediatric occupational therapist with a specialization in handwriting instruction, it was very exciting to see their conclusions.
I have read the studies they referenced, and they are solid science, not just case studies. Especially interesting are the results regarding recall and knowledge gained from writing notes rather than typing them. Our children will not be able to do that at higher grades if they are not writing legibly at the elementary level. The article fully supports the use of putting the pencil to the paper for all ages from pre-school to college!
“The Science Behind Handwriting”>http://nyti.ms/1kyavGp