Evaluation of Different Handwriting Teaching Methods by Kinematic and Quality Analyses

Abstract : Handwriting difficulties represent a common cause of underachievement in children education and low self-esteem in daily life. The analysis of handwriting could be an important tool for the evaluation of a teaching method in order to assess its efficacy in preventing dysgraphia. We performed a comparative analysis of the traditional handwriting method and the alternative Terzi's approach in pupils at the end of primary school, when cursive skills should have been achieved. Qualitative and kinematic parameters were considered: the first ones were calculated as a visual analysis of written texts (by using check-lists and scales regarding qualitative, postural and pen grasp aspects), while the latter ones were automatically extracted through digitizing tablet acquisitions. Results showed significant differences concerning handwriting quality and dynamic movement in pupils handwriting depending on the teaching method applied.
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Pierluigi D 'Antrassi, Paola Ceschia, Carmen Mandarino, Iolanda Perrone, Agostino Accardo. Evaluation of Different Handwriting Teaching Methods by Kinematic and Quality Analyses. 17th Biennial Conference of the International Graphonomics Society, International Graphonomics Society (IGS); Université des Antilles (UA), Jun 2015, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. ⟨hal-01165776⟩

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