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Automaticity in Handwriting. WHAT to write not HOW to write.

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Automaticity in handwriting is the ability to automatically recall letter formation patterns so your child can think about WHAT to write, not HOW to write.  Handwriting automaticity is not something we hear about as often as pencil grip or fine motor skills; but it is a critical aspect of handwriting acquisition which cannot, and must… Read more »

The Importance of Letter Formation. How Working Memory Gets Gobbled Up.

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Working memory is a temporary storage area in the brain which manipulates information.  Working memory, unlike long-term memory which we seem to have an endless supply of, is a finite resource.  Working memory is different to short term memory.  Our friends of over at Wikipedia describe short term memory as ” the capacity for holding,… Read more »