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2011-01-20 09:06:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate National Handwriting Day, Zaner-Bloser is announcing new digital tools to engage children in handwriting through technology. The tools range from multimedia instruction, online resources and handwriting apps that are coming to iTunes® soon. As the nation's leader in research-based handwriting instruction for more than 120 years, Zaner-Bloser has developed Digital Resources for Handwriting. These rich multimedia...

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2011-01-19 14:30:00

By Trond Egil Toft, University of Stavanger Writing by hand strengthens the learning process. When typing on a keyboard, this process may be impaired. Associate professor Anne Mangen at the University of Stavanger's Reading Centre asks if something is lost in switching from book to computer screen, and from pen to keyboard. The process of reading and writing involves a number of senses, she explains. When writing by hand, our brain receives feedback from our motor actions, together with the...

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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