Cursive Comeback | Dyslexia in the News
“Teach or encourage me to write in cursive so I can better remember how to correctly construct each letter.”
Best for: Students who have trouble integrating letter memory and fine-motor skills.
Intervention details: If your student already knows cursive, be sure to write in cursive for them during class so they can benefit from seeing and reading it.
Desired results: Students remember the correct shapes of the letters more consistently; students improve the structure of words and sentences; students improve reading fluency.
For more information: How cursive can help students with dyslexia connect the dots.
To Consider: For some dyslexics, keyboarding may be the preferred communication tool. Teachers should take into consideration the access that students have to computers or laptops when selecting an intervention. If this is the case, install the OpenDyslexic font which weights the typed letters so the brain doesn’t flip or rotate them as easily.