Don’t Write Off Handwriting Yet…

The handwriting of the futureIt turns out that handwriting may be making a big comeback!  Years ago handwriting was an integral part of the curriculum in our schools.  Now it has been pushed out to make additional instructional time for math and english language arts.  There is a new company that has created an amazing device called the Phree™ .  According to the website and if you watch the video below it is  the “world’s first unrestricted, high resolution, write-virtually-anywhere mobile input device.”  It does look amazing if you ask me.  Not only would it prevent fraud, it allows for a completely different form of inputting information.  Sure you can use a stylus, a Livescribe or something similar but this takes it to a whole new level.  Not to mention from a therapy perspective, an amazing data collection device.  It looks like it will require an entire different level of visual motor skills and motor planning – to write and look at the screen instead of down at the paper.  The therapy/computer geek in me is super excited about this product.

If you need to get to work on handwriting skills, check out all of these handwriting resources.