A recent post on the blog Rosemarys Book Corner , has some interesting and concerning points regarding the changes taking place in the Education System on the important subject of hand writing. Rosemary Kahn, an experienced and talented teacher and a published author shares a few thoughts of how teachers, in the USA especially, are reducing or even ceasing to teach children how to write.
Before we get to the O.T. perspective on Hand Writing, I would like to ask you the reader to send in comments or thoughts on what situations you might find that you require hand writing. Is it always possible to type your message or note or whatever written form of communication you wish to express?
Aside from your name, what other words or needs might you have for writing by hand with a pen or pencil or crayon or other writing implement?
What would you do to be able to make a message known if the electricity is down and you can not accesss your computer or laptop or if your battery to your I-Phone needs re-charging and temporarily you have no access to that form of written / typed communication?
What do you think of the notion of the future generation being unable to write but only to type? Is that practical? Is it functional? Is it the kind of Education you want your children to receive or would you prefer that your children can both write and type?
What are your thoughts?
In the next few posts, we hope to share the occupational therapy perspective on writing.