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Why Cursive Handwriting Training Needs to Stay

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Sheila LoweLike her fictional character Claudia Rose in the award-winning Forensic Handwriting Mysteries series, Sheila Lowe is a real-life forensic handwriting expert who testifies in handwriting-related cases. She holds a Master of Science in psychology and is licensed to provide continuing education for marriage and family therapists. Besides her mystery series, she authored the internationally acclaimed The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Handwriting Analysis and Handwriting of the Famous & Infamous, as well as the Handwriting Analyzer software.

Can you write your signature? Can you read the Declaration of Independence? More than likely, the answer to both those questions, if you are over 40, is “yes.” However, the same is not true of many of today’s students, who are victims of the removal of cursive writing training from the public school curriculum.

There are those who believe that writing in cursive is passé; that keyboarding is all children need to…

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