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Worth Repeating: How Cursive can Help Students with Dyslexia Connect the Dots

[Source: PBS News Hour]


Alec Falconer knew for years that he had a problem with words and letters. The young man who is now in 9th grade struggled in school for nearly a decade before his learning difficulty was diagnosed as dyslexia. Dyslexia is a language processing disorder that can hinder reading, writing, spelling and sometimes even speaking.

“When I first found out I was dyslexic I was a little stunned,” said Falconer.

“During elementary school and middle school, I’ve never had to write in cursive. My teachers let me just write in print,” Falconer said.

But for those with dyslexia, cursive handwriting can be an integral part of becoming a more successful student.

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