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Writing Skills

One of my students is a bright boy, who was reading at grade 5 level, but writing very poorly. After he used Lazy 8’s and Alphabet 8’s during class for about 4 weeks, the difference was significant. At the beginning of the school year, he had consistently made inappropriate choices of upper and lower case letters. Four weeks of Brain Gym later, his upper and lower case choices were perfect, the overall neatness and clarity of his work were excellent. Perhaps most importantly, before using the Brain Gym, he did not enjoy writing because it was such a struggle for him and did not come naturally. After the 4 weeks, he was eager to write because he could actually express himself in writing with ease.