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Handwriting Without Tearms

Testimonials

From Administrators  |  From Teachers  |  From Therapists  |  From Parents


Testimonials From Administrators

The letter-reversal problem has been solved.

— Dr. Carolyn Newkirk, Principal, Beth Tfiloh Community School, Baltimore, MD

The program is working like a dream. I have never seen first graders come to nice handwriting so quickly.

— Dee Ann Smith, First Grade Teacher, Grinnell Elementary, KS

Handwriting Without Tears is the only program I have seen that is comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, easy to teach and totally effective. The workshop was awesome!

— Carole Sterry, Principal, Elizabeth Page Elementary School, Springfield, OR

Handwriting Without Tears® is intuitive and fun. It makes handwriting second nature so kids can focus on content and creativity. In the face of new academic standards, kids must be able to communicate what they learn.

— Rhea Vogel, Board Member, New York State Parent–Teacher Association

We decided to use HWT throughout our district because we wanted to ensure our children’s success while reducing the demands on our teachers.

— Alexis B. Smith, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Orange County, VA

Your dedication to customer service and promoting HWT is remarkable!

— Cindy Becker, mentor/coach, St. Rafael the Archangel school, Milwaukee, WI

My teachers are loving Handwriting Without Tears. Today, a kindergarten teacher told me that when her students come to school, they beg to do penmanship!

— Stephanie Youngerman, Educational Services Supervisor – Language Arts

HWT will make a difference to administrators. The process of instruction takes less time and produces excellent results. It helps our students succeed on standardized tests.

— Garey Dozier, Principal, West Texas Elementary–A Texas Exemplary Elementary and Distinguished Title I School

Using Handwriting Without Tears, our kindergarten children meet higher standards for letter recognition, correct letter formation and directionality.

— Judy Walker, Principal, Central Elementary School, Stephenville, TX


Testimonials From Teachers

Thank you for developing such a great writing program!

— Anette Smith, Oakdale Heights School, Dallas, OR

Your program continues to meet the needs of all my students, and, the progress is so rapid. All teachers should have awareness and access to this wonderful writing program.

— Rhonda Davis-Strickland, Elementary School Teacher, Kentwood Elementary, Kentwood, LA

I am in my second year of using the HWT approach. Writing is accomplished without tears! Your program meets the needs of all my students and speeds their progress.

— R. Davis-Strickland

The workbooks are uncluttered and easier for children to use.

— Haslet Elementary, TX

I have taught for 12 years — your program is fun! All children are successful; that is what I love the most!

— Patty Chenault, Aspen Elementary School, Aspen, CO

Wow! I had wished for a way to create worksheets that would use our favored HWT method. When I read about the online tool in the newest catalog, I was excited. The A+ Worksheet creator is a terrific tool and surpassed my hopes! It is easy to use and provides a way to practice proper handwriting within any subject area or give extra practice. I am sure I will use it on a regular basis. Thank you!

— Jolie, Home Educator

We started school almost four weeks ago and I am amazed again to see the results of the Mat Man activity. I introduced the song and my kids' papers look just like the ones in your books. The song triggers an understanding that I am overwhelmed by. What a terrific program HWT is!

— Cindy Baker, Pre-K teacher, Sunshine School, AZ

It is effective for all children, including the disabled. It is very kinesthetic and tactile which is reinforcing to the children.

— Ivymount School, Potomac, MD

For the first time, all the children in my class have beautiful handwriting. This program makes sense to children. It helps them to remember how each letter is formed. It makes my job easier and more fun. Thank you!

— Betsy DeChellis, Elementary School Teacher, Elizabeth, NJ

The letter-reversal problem has been solved.

— Dr. Carolyn Newkirk, Principal, Beth Tfiloh Community School, Baltimore, MD

I am a K teacher and we use your WONDERFUL program in our school. We love it, the kids love it, the parents love it. HWT has helped so many students in my classes. We have been using it for at least 4 years and can't imagine a better handwriting program. Thank you!

— Michelle Dorman, Kindergarten Teacher, Marcia Buker School, Richmond, ME

Your dedication to customer service and promoting HWT is remarkable!

— Cindy Becker, mentor/coach, St. Rafael the Archangel school, Milwaukee, WI

Handwriting Without Tears is the best. Minimal time is needed for tremendous gains.

— Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC

The program is working like a dream. I have never seen first graders come to nice handwriting so quickly.

— Dee Ann Smith, First Grade Teacher, Grinnell Elementary, KS

Thank you for offering such a fine and developmentally appropriate program!

— Kathy Reynolds, Early Childhood Teacher, M.Ed Mary Hogan School, Middlebury, VT


Testimonials From Therapists

The curriculum equips teachers to analyze and remediate most handwriting problems themselves.

— Jacque Schaafasma, OTR, Sequim School District, Sequim, WA

HWT uses child-friendly, multisensory materials that make learning to write a fun and enjoyable experience for kids. My students experienced dramatic improvement in handwriting skills in a very short time.

— Tara Everitt, OTR/L, Director of Therapy, Helping Hand Children’s Center, North Little Rock, AR

After doing numerous other types of "handwriting" remediation, I have finally been successful in helping children that struggle with something other people take for granted. Handwriting Without Tears is the best handwriting program on the planet! Actually, it brings tears to MY eyes. Thanks again.

— Marilou Bastian, OTR/L, Port St. Lucie, FL

When children are successful, their desire to learn increases. When they are successful at producing letters and numbers, then their desire to write increases. The HWT curriculum affords them writing success.

— Barbara Hunter, OTR/L, Ponder, TX

Your dedication to customer service and promoting HWT is remarkable!

— Cindy Becker, mentor/coach, St. Rafael the Archangel school, Milwaukee, WI


Testimonials From Parents

Wow! I had wished for a way to create worksheets that would use our favored HWT method. When I read about the online tool in the newest catalog, I was excited. The A+ Worksheet creator is a terrific tool and surpassed my hopes! It is easy to use and provides a way to practice proper handwriting within any subject area or give extra practice. I am sure I will use it on a regular basis. Thank you!

— Jolie, Home Educator