The Impact of the Think Write Programme on the Quality of Handwriting
|Comparison between PenPals and Think Write, 2015|
Following the pilot studies undertaken between 2012-2015 we have continued to undertake studies to ensure that the programme continues to bring the same benefits to other schools.
The findings of our studies, are consistent and show us that The Hemispheres Think Write Handwriting Programme is effective at teaching children in Key Stage 1 the skills they need for legible cursive handwriting. From a baseline measure, taken in each year group, children show a level of improvement that is consistent between schools and over time.
The research shows us that from starting the programme children show improvement in samples taken termly.
However, there greatest change in the legibility of children’s handwriting takes place after 5 months using the programme and this progress is consistent across the three year groups of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.