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August 5, 2016

Handwriting comeback

“There’s a myth that in the era of computers we don’t need handwriting. That’s not what our research is showing,” said Virginia Berninger, a University of Washington professor who has co-authored studies on the topic and followed the same children every year for five years to track their development. “What we found was that children until about grade six were writing more words, writing faster and expressing more ideas if they could use handwriting — printing or cursive — than if they used the keyboard.”

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