How did handwriting develop?
Answer: It evolved over a few thousand years, changing and adapting to new cultures and new technologies. Before there was writing, there was only verbal communication, with cultural norms, rituals and stories passed on orally from one generation to the next. As language and cultures evolved, so did the need for communication. Simple drawings became pictographs, and pictographs became standardized within each culture.
What is writing?
Answer : Writing is a codified system of standard symbols: the repetition of agreed-upon simple shapes to represent ideas. Recognizable systems of writing developed in 3 major cultures within 1200 years of each other. Sumerian cuneiform developed around 3000 BC, Egyptian hieroglyphs around 2800 BC, and the precursor to Kanji Chinese around 1800 BC. The development of writing allowed cultures to record events, history, laws; theories in math, science, medicine; create literature and more.
How does the speed of writing affects?
Answer : Immediately after the completion of course, the handwriting speed of the child will come down, and it takes 10- 15 days of practice to come back to his natural speed
Can we expect the same improvement from all the student ?
 Answer : We ensure an average handwriting becomes good. Good becomes Very Good. Very good to Excellent, and Excellent to Fantabulous
Is the improvement permanent ?
Answer: Yes the improvement is permanent, if the students follow the instructions given to them by the teacher for at least 6 months
How long the course will take?
Answer :This is a specialized handwriting training. We will access the child's present handwriting and ability and let you know what will be the appropriate number of classes the child needs to better his handwriting
What sort of improvements might I see in my child's writing?
Answer: It depends on your child's current skills and learning ability. At GEFMAT, we access the child's foundations skills to target the areas that need improvement. Then we help each child learn new skills to build better handwriting habits. These improvements might include: a more effective pencil grip, better posture for handwriting, improved legibility and greater fluency. More importantly, greater confidence in the child to to face schoolwork and homework.
How many hours the class will last?
Answer :Each class will be of minimum one hour duration. Two hours of training per week is the minimum permitted.
Do parent have to teach at home?
Answer : Not necessarily. However, the parent should monitor, comment and encourage the child to do the homework in a manner the child is taught at GEFMAT
How long the child has to practice at home?
Answer : We recommend home practice for around 30 minutes at least for 5 days in week at home
If the child is not able to attend the class does he miss that day's lessons?
Answer :No. The lessons will continue the next class the child attends
My child hold the pencil awkwardly. Can you help?
Answer : Yes. We train them the correct pencil grip
My child is in high school final, the exam is two months away. Can you help to improve his handwriting?
Answer : Sorry the time is too short. Handwriting Training is not a quick fix program
Do you train an adult who is an executive in a company or a professional like doctors ?
Answer : Yes, we do.
My child is writing his / her name, doesn't that mean he or she knows how to write?
Answer : When a child is taught how to write their name before being taught the fundamentals of writing (the alphabet), the skill is acquired from rote teaching and not from true learning. A skill attained through rote teaching is called a splinter skill. A splinter skill is not transferred to other skills and does not facilitate further learning. A splinter skill is not a true form of learning. Rather it is only a result of focused training; certain building blocks of the skill (of writing) may not be in place. As a result, the child may form bad habits such as holding the pencil incorrectly and forming letters incorrectly. These habits can become ingrained and be carried with them to and throughout their schooling.
What is the benefit to handwriting when we can use a computer?
Answer : Recently there have been studies that handwriting can make you smarter. Numerous studies and anecdotal evidence reveal that handwriting is much more than a manual way of setting letters and numbers on paper. It's a life skill that affects how we function in the world. When teaching writing, one is teaching a way of thinking and building a pattern for learning. This skill then becomes a foundation for spelling, vocabulary, writing composition, math, and even reasoning. Occupational therapist and early education specialist Emily Knapton points out that reading and writing happen simultaneously. "Practice with writing supports emerging and struggling readers. That's because children encode first before they can decode. So writing can lead to better decoding."
Why do you need good handwriting?
Answer : If you want a good job and want to succeed in exam or life, good handwriting will get you far. You'll be surprised at how many people judge you from your handwriting.