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June 18, 2015

Occupational Therapy review: cursive handwriting is still important

Marion Wilm, OTR/L, an occupational therapist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development, recently reviewed an article about cursive handwriting 

This article by Meghan Hicks on How We poses the question, “Cursive Handwriting- Is it a dying art or an essential skill?” 


It asserts that many parents are not aware that cursive handwriting is an essential part of the Montessori experience, and although some believe with the advent of the digital age that handwriting should take a back seat in favor of keyboarding and word processing skills, good Montessori teachers know that learning cursive is so much more than just the letters on the page.  
And Marion agrees…


She shares, “The scientific and practical arguments for why cursive handwriting is still important are very true.  It seems like we are always looking for new ways to stimulate brain maturation and development in today‚Äôs children.  While it is important to embrace new technology and new ways of thinking, we should also not be so quick to discard  tools such as cursive handwriting that have historically worked well.”


Marion and the 8 other licensed occupational therapists at Child and Family Development are available to share their expertise. We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care and United Health Care.  Our clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.

Read more about why cursive handwriting is still important here.