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2011-01-07 00:00:48

Visit booth 36074 for hands-on demonstrations of the latest innovations in automated forms processing and learn how these new digital writing technologies can improve business processes and transform information workflows Miamiburg, OHIO (Vocus/PRWEB) January 06, 2011 ExpeData, an innovative software company and a global leader in digital writing, will showcase the latest solutions for automated forms processing in the Vision Objects booth (#36074) at the 2011 International Consumer...

2010-11-22 06:45:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas State Board of Education has adopted the latest handwriting and spelling programs from Zaner-Bloser, the nation's no. 1 handwriting and spelling publisher, under Proclamation 2011. "As a former reading specialist for children with Dyslexia and related disorders, I understand the vital role that spelling and handwriting instruction plays in developing essential literacy skills," said State Board of Education Member Geraldine...

2010-11-19 12:55:00

CABIN JOHN, Md., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas State Board of Education voted today to adopt Handwriting Without Tears® as an approved curriculum under Proclamation 2011. The adoption means that the state will fund handwriting workbooks for public school children in grades 1-3 for six years, starting with the 2011 school year. "Overall student confidence and early academic success are often directly related to handwriting. As college entrance exams and...

2010-11-18 05:30:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser has appointed renowned author and handwriting expert Michael Sull as Zaner-Bloser Master Penman. Sull begins a yearlong tour on Nov. 20 with demonstrations of traditional and ornamental handwriting styles at the Zaner-Bloser booth at the National Council of Teachers of English 2010 Convention, to be held November 18-20 in Orlando, Fla. Visitors to the booth on Nov. 20 will receive a hand-lettered nameplate. "Adding a penman who...

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2010-11-16 09:05:00

Kennedy Krieger researchers confirm children with autism are unlikely to outgrow handwriting problems, recommend intervention therapies The handwriting problems that affect children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are likely to continue into their teenage years, according to a study from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md. The research is published in the November 16, 2010 issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In...

2010-09-09 07:30:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser has published new editions of two popular elementary school programs: Spelling Connections and Zaner-Bloser Handwriting. These programs help teachers guide their students toward developing skills that are critical to overall literacy. "Handwriting and spelling are vital skills that lay the foundation for success in school and life. The new digital components of the programs make it easier to efficiently teach these skills in today's...

2009-11-09 17:03:05

Children with autism may have lower quality handwriting and trouble forming letters compared to children without autism, according to a study published in the November 10, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study included 28 children between the ages of eight and 13. Half of the children had autism spectrum disorder. The other half had no developmental, psychiatric or brain disorders. All of the children scored...

2009-11-09 16:27:20

Kennedy Krieger researchers suggest improvements are possible by targeting letter formation, fine motor control training Handwriting skills are crucial for success in school, communication, and building children's self-esteem. The first study to examine handwriting quality in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has uncovered a relationship between fine motor control and poor quality of handwriting in children with ASD, according to research published in the November 10, 2009, issue...

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2009-09-17 07:40:00

When it comes to writing the pen apparently is mightier than the computer keyboard. Second, fourth and sixth grade children with and without handwriting disabilities were able to write more and faster when using a pen than a keyboard to compose essays, according to new research. The study, headed by Virginia Berninger, a University of Washington professor of educational psychology who studies normal writing development and writing disabilities, looked at children's ability to write the...

2009-08-28 18:27:48

Officials in an Indiana school district said cursive writing lessons will be scaled down this year in favor of computer keyboarding. The Brownsburg school district sent a letter to parents this week informing them third-graders will spend less time working on cursive writing than in previous years to make more time for teaching typing skills, the Indianapolis Star reported Friday. It is clear to us that cursive is becoming more obsolete, said Donna Petraits, the district's director of...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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