Last Update: March 2010
Imagine handwriting practice without reams of practice paper!
Peterson is proud to introduce the first progam that takes handwriting practice to your computer. PDF By Hand allows you to open the Peterson e-workbook so the student can practice by writing on a Wacom tablet and your computer.
The special challenge presented by this tool is far more than engaging. To learn about the features and surprising benefits please Click Here.
PDF By Hand software is available alone or with e-workbooks for improving print and cursive handwriting at any age. Choose the print bundle, the cursive bundle or the full bundle that includes both. Now you can use a computer station with a Wacom tablet to provide regular opportunity for handwriting skill improvement.
In response to a growing number of requests from school administrators, teachers and parents, we have created a new e-workbook designed to support the use of the American Standard Cursive Alphabet at the entry level. The e-workbook is a PDF document for use with Acrobat Reader or the new PDF By Hand software. You purchase a license, download the PDF file and print your own pages as needed for lessons. "Cursive_Step_One" is designed to guide the teaching of patterns for production of cursive forms and is easily correlated with any reading/language readinees program.
To review the 2010 Step 1 Cursive e-workbook click here.
The goal is convenience. You download the book to your computer. No shipping charges. E-workbooks allow you to print the page you want to use from your computer for use by the students. If you can project your screen you can use the page to lead the lesson. With the exception of Word Masters cursive word practice sets, the E-Workbook offers the advantage of our Color/Rhythm process which provides a huge perceptual advantage over black-line reproducible pages designed for a copier.
Open the file with Acrobat Reader or PDF By Hand and print. Open the page in PDF By Hand for practice using a Wacom pen tablet.
Shortly after we process your order you will receive an email with a link to download your selection. This message may not reach you until the following day if you submit your order after our regular business hours. Orders submitted over the weekend will not be processed until Monday.
These new tools are ergonomically designed and balanced to help those who have hand health issues. The Heavy Weight weighs 4.2 OZ. That does not seem like much until you pick it up. The weight of the tool helps reduce the impact of tremors or helps to build hand strength.
The Heavy Weight Pen uses a standard Schmidt Parker refill widely available in office supply stores. The pen comes with black ink and is retractable as the image suggests. The unit sells for $25.00.
The Heavy Weight Pencil comes with nine 2.0 mm lead refills. Like the pen, it weighs 4.2 oz.
The unit sells for $25.00.
Ezgrip ResQ™ Pen
This new pen offers help for those who suffer from arthritis or carpal tunnel. If handwriting is a painful process for you due to grip pressure issues, the ResQ Pen offers relief. It increases writing tip pressure with no need for pinching, squeezing or pushing down on the pen. The thick girth of the barrel makes it easy to hold even when arthritis prevents you from bending your fingers or thumb.
The gel ink flows smoothly and standard Parker-style refills are available in virtually every office supply retailer. Many retailers offer their own brand of the standard refill as well.
Say so long to writer's cramp. Available to help you now! Find it in Group I, Pens for Teachers and Students in our web store.
Try a truly unique concept and technique for building
cursive fluency based upon the latest motor research.
Free samples for both Grade 3 and Advanced WORD MASTERS are available. (PDF files)
Click the link above to learn more and download the samples.
Now available in E-Book form. Print the pages from your computer.
One of the most frequent questions from teachers and parents is, "How can I help my left-handed student learn to write more efficiently?" There are two approaches that allow a left-hander to write fluently. Position adjustments invented by young left-handed children as they are introduced to the directionality of our written language often make fluency virtually impossible. This manual provides 24 pages of pictures and explanations to help you to understand the issues and show you how to coach the student for improved fluency and legibility.
If you have noticed the frustration and laborious process of a left-handed writer, you need this book. You can make a big difference for that child by teaching some simple adjustments to the physical approach being used.
The Crossover Grip provides a thick body like The Pencil Grip with "wings" that keep the pointer and thumb tucked securely in the right place. It is pliable enough to use on any of our pencils - from the Finger Fitter thick triangular to regular non triangular varieties. You will have to help a little one adjust the grip when used on a thick pencil - a big advantage. If they are forever playing with the gripper or sliding it out of the way when you're not looking, this will solve the problem. It addresses the issue of extra fingers on top of the pencil which has such a negative effect on wrist position and paper holding. The wings help to improve the feeling of control which makes the tripod grip we seek feel so much better to those little fingers.
We feel it is so effective that we have included it in the popular Try All Seven pack immediately. If the Finger Fitter Triangular pencil is not enough to allow a relaxed correct grip, this new tool seems to offer additional help.
You will find the Crossover with our other grippers in the web store - in packages of five and 25 as well as the Try All Seven Pack.
Visit our Grippers Page.
If you find that your college methods courses provided little training for handwriting instruction we can help. A training interface has been created to guide you through a learning process that will develop three critical skills. Learn how to teach movement with the unique strategy that has been successful since 1908. Learn how to use evidence based instruction and to track student improvement of legibility and fluency. Learn how to use and teach a simple, quick evaluation technique in handwriting lessons and in applied work to improve transfer of learning.
The learning process is self paced and also includes live support via on-line meetings or telephone. We offer three kinds of training to meet three different needs.
- Endorsement Training for colleges preparing teachers. (College Subscription - please phone for information.)
- Open training for teachers, aides and even your student teachers. (Annual Building Subscription)
- Private tutor training. (Individual purchase)
Click Here to learn more.
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