What are the basic determinants of a person’s fluency in a language? Many times, I come across this query. Some people opine that a good orator is a language specialist, the others say that one who writes logically and beautifully is the linguist expert. Perhaps, this is why speech and handwriting practice forms an essential part of the curriculum right from the early education stage. Considerable emphasis is laid on practice with handwriting worksheets so that a person never finds difficulty in expressing thoughts through writing.
Actually, language fluency is a collective outcome of the reading, writing, listening, and communicating skills. In the present world of computers and keyboards, handwriting is pushed far behind the other language skills. However, if you look closely, writing with hands on a paper sheet, is not just a form of expression. In fact, it is an activity that offers multiple benefits, such as:
- Increases fine motor skills
- Improves hand-eye coordination
- Brings an element of coherence in the way of thinking and presenting thoughts
- Offers an alternative mode of communication to people with poor oral communication skills
It is learned that the children born with reading and writing difficulties show these shortcomings even when they grow up. Their learning requirements do not disappear with age. Thus, adults who were diagnosed with these difficulties need practice in writing. This is why; I dedicate this effort of mine to people who need the practice material to enhance their writing skills.
Why handwriting practice worksheets for adults?
How about going back to the days when you just started with your writing endeavors? Is it not true that under the pressure of keeping with the pace of curriculum and other factors, the handwriting practice took a backseat?
So, give yourself another chance in writing and pick your practice from where you left. There is no upper limit of age for learning anything, including handwriting. Moreover, Our team has designed these handwriting practice worksheets for adults who want to:
1. master fonts and strokes
2. develop their unique style in writing
3. decode the letters into their composing parts
4. add some accent to their composition
5. create impressive hand-written messages
Keeping this in mind, In this week of our free printable resources, we have designed 5 interesting handwriting practice worksheets catered specially to adults. You can also download the pdf version by clicking the ‘download’ button below every sheet.
Advantages of using handwriting practice sheets for adults
I have brought you these handwriting practice sheets in continuation of my endeavor to make writing easier for adult dyslexics. If you take a look at the research happening in the developmental dyslexia field, you will find that the experts have found two things about the disorder.
First, there is a conspicuous slowness in reading and writing, even when the adult has completed university-level studies (of course, with the help of word processors). Second, the writing difficulty is of neurobiological origin. Thus, the idea behind making these practice sheets is to utilize the neuroplasticity characteristic of the brain and cultivate the handwriting skill by stimulating the mind. Apart from stimulating the mind, the other benefits of handwriting practice sheets are:
- These improve engagement in writing practice
- Handwriting practice sheets help assess progress in writing ability
- Enable improvement in grip and refines strokes
- Teach writing down meaningful messages
- Improve spelling skills
A few important tips to make handwriting sessions interesting
Since the purpose is to drive the adults into practice handwriting, therefore, leave the judge in you out of the room, first of all. If you are guiding an adult on practicing handwriting, be very appreciative of each effort made. Also, set the reward for every achievement.
Further, keep the practice sessions small. A person with other disorders coupled with dyslexia may find it difficult to concentrate on one activity for long. So, utilize the initial curiosity to achieve the targets of a practice session, and never drag it to unnecessary lengths.
In case you are a self-learner, set personal targets but adopt a relaxed yet disciplined approach towards the handwriting practice session. Start slow, stay steady, keep improving, assess progress; but, most importantly, never give up!
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