Contact Us Writing A child with a learning disability in writing may have difficulty in the physical act of writing or the mental activity of comprehending and synthesizing information. Children with a basic writing disorder, physically have a difficult time forming words and letters. Children with an expressive writing disability, struggle to organize their thoughts on paper.
Cursive Animations Donna Young's Cursive Letter and Word Animations Do your children and students need to be reminded about how cursive letters are written?
If so, have them view the cursive letter animations that I am providing at donnayoung. In watching the animated gifs, they can see how cursive letters are drawn. The entire set consisting of both lowercase letters and uppercase letters is now online for viewing.
Links to the different cursive animations are at the bottom of this page. They needed occasional reminders about how to form certain letters and with the animation, they could watch it over and over and trace it with their finger.
Lower case "f" seemed to be the hardest letter for both of them to remember how to write. You can see the problem with the letter f at this web page where I describe how to use a bound composition notebook for custom handwriting lessons.
How I Made the Cursive Animations I made each animation with a paint program, the same one that I used to make the handwriting lesson worksheets. Each frame of the animation is a layer in the image.
Each animation usually took anywhere from 30 minutes to 60 minutes to make. After creating all of the layers of the animation, I used an animation program Animation Shop to create the animated gif.
Later, when I made DN resembles D'Nealian manuscript handwriting animations, I used a different method, which might remain a secret.
The DN set is more natural because the letters are written by my hand. That set, however, is reserved for subscribers. Viewing the Animations Usage: View the animations from donnayoung. Do not download them. If you must have the animations on your computer for off-line viewing then purchase the Site CD.
If you need to view the animations without advertising, then subscribe to my website or buy the aforementioned CD-ROM. An additional bonus to subscribing is that not only do you not see the 3rd party advertising, you have access to more of my content.
In the case of handwriting animations, you will have access to additional handwriting animations.
The Letter Style of the Animations The cursive letter animations are made using the letters that are pictured below.
At this website I call this group of letters Cursive Z and any group of worksheets that are labeled Cursive Z use this style. Cursive Z is named after the popular style of Zaner-Bloser.
You can see for yourself by looking at the images below.Teaching Handwriting to Students with Autism August 1, National Autism Conference Amy Stango, M.S., OTR/L, M.S., BCBA children with autism displayed less precise letter formation (Fuentes, Mostofsky & Bastian, ) –D’Nealian.
Children at this stage are by now writing with pencils, and the size of these letters forces them back to crayons. This might work for younger children who are unused to pencils, but I honestly don't think a 3 year old needs to worry about forming D'Nealian letters benjaminpohle.com: Donald Thurber.
What are the benefits of D’Nealian Print?
With D’Nealian handwriting, most lowercase letters are identical or nearly identical to their cursive counterparts. Due to the way the letters are formed in D’Nealian print, there isn’t usually any problems with b/d and p/q reversals in writing.
StartWrite Makes Writing Enjoyable and Fun Handwriting is an art and a physical skill that is essential to communication, even in our electronic age. But good handwriting requires practice, and just like grown-ups, kids get bored with busy work.
D'Nealian Style Worksheets Use the D'Nealian style sentence handwriting worksheet maker with a student's name or small sentence. Type sentence, words or letters in the first line and following lines appear identical to the first.
These worksheets were developed with Kindergarten children in mind. They provide letter recognition, phonics, reading and printing practice. All children develop as individuals.
Parents and caregivers should use the grade level ratings as a general guideline, taking the abilities, temperament and.