New American Cursive Penmanship Program®
is endorsed by the Penmanship Council
We are always honored and humbled to hear about the success you are having with the New American Cursive Penmanship Program. If you agree, please feel free to write us and let us know how the program is working out for you, or drop us a line or even a like on facebook. Happy handwriting!
"I have been using The New American Cursive (NAC) handwriting system in a small non-profit school for special needs children where I teach part-time. We have children, ranging in age from 7-18 who have all manner of learning styles. We have been using the program in conjunction with Jeanette Farmer's Retrain the Brain program.
The children have enjoyed the challenge of cursive writing, and their attitudes tell me on a daily basis that the program will be successful for them. The workbook is very simple to work with, gives plenty of practice, and allows space for the children to do some creative artwork. Even built into the program are encouraging statements on values and successes, which the students need at this young age. The NAC program CD allows the teacher to make custom worksheets so he/she can create worksheets especially suited to a teacher's vocabulary list or the student's needs.
I believe that the challenge of using cursive speaks mostly to the use of eye-hand communication and the fine motor skills involving the smallest muscles in the human body. What people don't understand about handwriting is that the use of these muscles will stimulate parts of the brain that nothing else does. In using these parts of the brain, the students will enliven motor pathways that can continue to build and strengthen.
I know I can always call Iris if I need help or have questions. I highly recommend this program. The other teachers I work with have been surprised at the abilities of autistic and ADHD students to participate in the cursive training with excellent results. We are looking forward to learning every letter and practicing daily!"