Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Learning Disabled Children)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Penmanship--Remedial teaching; Children with disabilities--Education


The questions of which style of handwriting should be used initially in handwriting instruction and whether an initial style should be retained have been debated at great length. The purpose of this paper then was to investigate the research substantiating and possibly refuting the various claims made by special educators regarding the relative methods of their preferred instruction for the exceptional child. The author has compared and contrasted the advantages and disadvantages of each model and reviewed the available research lending support to each viewpoint, so that the most advantageous program of instruction of handwriting for the exceptional child could be recommended to educators concerned with this too-long neglected area of instruction.


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