Handwriting

Handwriting

For students to be successful readers, writers, and communicators, a strong foundation in handwriting is essential.  At CSD, we use the Handwriting Without Tears© approach to handwriting instruction. This program was founded and created by Jan Z. Olsen, an occupational therapist, and is perfectly developed for young learners. The curriculum in the program places emphasis on teaching the readiness skills necessary to ensure handwriting success. The HWT teaching method was also developed to have as few opportunities for letter reversals (the most common early writer mistake) as possible for the students, and as a result, makes handwriting easier and less frustrating for children to learn. We use HWT curriculum for both printing and cursive instruction in grades K-5.