Handwriting Problem Solutions
Solutions for Kids with Written Output Disorders
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It is our job to always stay on top of all the latest "Low-Tech" and "High-Tech" equipment and software/apps JUST in the field of helping kids with written output disorders learn how to complete their written schoolwork using technological tools. In order to share our unique knowledge base regarding the latest state-of-the-art technology and classroom implementation methods used in our successful program (and much more!), we have created our resource guide –

Assistive Technology, Implementation Methods & Educational Resource Recommendations for Kids with Written Output Disorders.

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE
PUBLICATION OF OUR 7TH EDITION!
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN 2 DIFFERENT FORMATS
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*Please Note - No matter when you purchase one of our guides, you can always be certain that it remains current and up-to-date in the future by periodically visiting our website's "Guide Updates" page. This is where we will post all the latest information about new equipment, software/apps, teaching strategies and educational resource recommendations that we are currently using with students. Simply enter the 4 digit access code included with our guide on the "Guide Updates" page on our website. If you purchased one of our guides prior to the creation of this page, please email us and we will be happy to email you this access code.

 

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We use these "handwriting solutions" everyday with our students – and they REALLY WORK! Our resource guide has been written from the perspective of what "test-driven" technology really works best in the school or home school environment – both for students and the adults that work with them.

Our resource guide is a start-to-finish, easy to use resource for both parents and professionals that contains a full continuum of equipment, software/apps, products, services and support for kids, K-12, with written output disorders. It presents specific solutions ranging from how to help kids improve their handwriting skills to the introduction of "High-Tech" equipment and software/apps when a student’s handwriting is unable to be significantly improved though therapy/practice. Also included are our classroom implementation methods – which really are the key to making a smooth transition from traditional to technology-based methods for completing written schoolwork. All recommended equipment, software/apps in our guide include complete descriptions, website and ordering information.

If you have any questions regarding whether or not our resource guide or Consultation services would be of benefit to you and your particular situation, please email us at handwritingsolutions@hotmail.com and we will be happy to set up a FREE 20 minute phone consultation with you to answer your questions.

***OUR RESOURCE GUIDE WILL BE A VERY VALUABLE REFERENCE FOR YOU IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH A STUDENT/PATIENT, GRADES K-12, WHO HAS ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:***

****AS A GENERAL RULE, IF A STUDENT IS STILL STRUGGLING WITH WRITTEN OUTPUT BY MID-THIRD GRADE – IT IS TIME TO TEACH THE USE OF APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS TO COMPLETE WRITTEN SCHOOLWORK. SOME STUDENTS NEED TO BEGIN USING TECHNOLOGY AS EARLY AS FIRST GRADE IF THE LEGIBILITY AND SPEED OF THEIR WORK IS SERIOUSLY COMPROMISED. HANDWRITING SKILLS CAN CONTINUE TO BE WORKED ON – BUT THIS SHOULD TAKE A “BACK SEAT” UNTIL USE OF APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY IS TAUGHT AND IMPLEMENTED IN THE CLASSROOM SO THAT PRECIOUS ACADEMIC TIME IS NOT LOST AND STUDENTS ARE NOT PUT AT RISK FOR EMOTIONAL AND/ OR BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS RELATED TO THEIR PROBLEMS USING PAPER AND PENCIL. N THE UNITED STATES, THE GOAL SHOULD ALWAYS BE FOR KIDS TO BE AS INDEPENDENT AS POSSIBLE IN BEING ABLE TO TELL US EVERYTHING THEY KNOW IN WRITTEN FORM. FOR STUDENTS WITH SECTION 504 PLANS AND IEPS, THEY MUST BE ABLE TO ACCESS THEIR FREE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION (FAPE). FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSGRAPHIA, THEY CANNOT ACCESS THEIR FAPE WHEN EXPECTED TO COMPLETE ALL OF THEIR SCHOOLWORK USING PAPER AND PENCIL ALONE. (For more detailed information about FAPE, Google “About.com – FAPE”)****

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

You will also have access to our Assistive Technology Implementation Plan. We have designed this plan to provide a smooth transition at school from traditional to technology based methods for completing written schoolwork for students with handwriting challenges.

While we never want most kids to abandon their handwriting skills if possible, a student’s handwriting must be legible, timely and non-stressful for them.

ATTENTION HOMESCHOOLERS ☺ - Although we address the process of acquiring services for kids with written output disorders through the public schools in the first 2 sections of our guide, the resources and strategies in the remaining 11 sections are very applicable to those who homeschool in helping kids with handwriting challenges learn to complete finished written products as similar to those of their peers as independently as possible. It is also important to know that many states DO provide Special Education services to kids who are homeschooled – in which case the first two sections are also very applicable to a homeschooled student. You can find out if your state provides these services by going to the website, "Homeschooling a Struggling Learner" at www.hslda.org/strugglinglearner/sn_states.asp.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT 99.9 % OF ALL WRITTEN SCHOOLWORK CAN NOW EASILY BE COMPLETED USING TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS – EVEN ADVANCED MATH AND SCIENCE!