|If you are searching for information on handwriting, you most likely have a child who will soon be ready to learn to
write, or who is writing but experiencing some difficulty. If your child is either a regular education or special needs
student, you have come to the right place!
The "I Can Do It!"® Manuscript Handwriting Program is designed to help meet these needs!
|"I Can Do It!"®
Is fun for all ages!
Kids love it!
Enjoyable to teach
Provides 30 years
of handwriting teaching
experience at your fingertips!
Has been successfully used
with great results!
Works to prevent or resolve
common handwriting problems
Provides a step-by-step
sequence to teach beginner
writers, with easy to understand
lesson plans to follow.
Provides a method to quickly
& easily screen students who
are struggling with writing speed,
quality, fatigue, and other
difficulties and a way to "fix" these
Provides behavior "tricks"
to keep students motivated.
Provides helpful guidance on
pencil grip, posture, and other
areas of concern.
Provides equipment that
adapts to needs
of different ages and skills of
The manual is written in
not teacher "jargon."
|Does handwriting really
Handwriting is crucial skill for academic
success. (* 16, 11)
Poor hand writers get lower grades.
(* 14, 15)
The development of written language
development (composing) is negatively
impacted by handwriting difficulty, well into
the teenage years. (* 4)
Students will more likely become skilled
writers (composers) if they receive
instruction that enables them to write letters
quickly and accurately. (* 8, 4)
The percentage of students with
handwriting problems is highly
significant - reported 10-34%, higher in
urban areas (44%) (* 13)
Learning to write complex and coherent
written text requires that students first
master handwriting with quality and speed.
Studies have found that composition
improvement occurs as a direct result of
improving handwriting. (* 8, 4)
Development of mental abilities and
critical thinking skill is aided by writing (* 3,
19), and writing remains the way students
communicate their knowledge of subjects in
school. (* 6)
Handwriting is used as a source of
"extra memory" for planning when
composing (*2), as they jot down ideas and
During over half of the school day
students are writing. (* 18)
Prediction of later academic success can
be made using letter formation errors.
(* 16, 12)
Slow or unreadable writing negatively
affects many high school and college
students in completion of school work. (* 15)
Special needs students can learn to
write, if teachers realize they are capable
and expect them to learn. (* 9)
"I Can Do It!"® has been successfully
used to teach students who failed to
learn using the traditional methods used
|WELCOME to "I Can Do It!"® Handwriting!
Your source for effective tools to test and teach
|© 2008 Joan Scanlon-Dise, OTR. All rights reserved.
I Can Do It Handwriting Little Falls, NY
NYS Council of School
Sept 2011 CouncilGram
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