The National Handwriting Association is a charity whose aims are to raise awareness of the importance of handwriting as a vital component of literacy, to promote good practice in the teaching of handwriting and to support those who work with children with handwriting difficulties.
Amanda McLeod of the National Handwriting Association was talking about the importance of handwriting on Radio 4’s PM with Evan Davis, on Times Radio and BBC Berkshire. You can listen to the PM recording from 5th May between 46:50 and 50:40 minutes.
Handwriting is a means of expressing language, just like speech, and it also leaves a lasting trace. It is a complex skill to master, one which involves linguistic, cognitive, perceptual and motor components. Some people, young and old, find handwriting difficult and need help to perfect the skill. Even in the computer age, handwriting is important. Read more
The NHA’s annual journal Handwriting Today is available in both digital and printed versions, and is free for members. View journals
Download our Good Practice for Handwriting Toolkit free of charge. The pack includes a poster and two of our popular Tips for Teaching. Learn more
Do you want to know the requirements for handwriting in the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum for English? Learn more
Are you in teacher training and want to know more about handwriting literacy? Start here
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Do you work with children who have handwriting difficulties? See how we help therapists
National Handwriting Association
2 Moths Grace, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9FY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)7749 416 604
The National Handwriting Association is registered as a charity
Registered Charity Number: 1051157