Monday, January 26th, 2004
A student has poor handwriting caused by dysgraphia. He has access to computers and portable keyboards (AlphaSmarts and others) but his teachers are pushing him to continue to work on his handwriting skills.
The problem is that his handwriting is so slow and painful that he can’t do any formal work with pencil and paper.
How do you balance work on basic skills while at the same time giving him the use of technology to more quickly and easily get his work done?
Also, what happens when he’s reluctant to use the technology because it “outs” him as an LD student?