Best Adjustable Slant Boards For Writing: Penmanship Shouldn’t Be A Pain In The Neck

If you write for extended periods of time and find yourself with aches and pains as a result, you may benefit from an adjustable slant board for writing. Helping you achieve better posture while you work, reducing strain on your eyes and minimizing cramping in hands or are all benefits to a slanted board for […]

Review Of The Penpower Junior

Penpower Junior is the Chinese expert software that helps you learn Mandarin from a variety of sources including Chinese websites, newspapers, books, magazines and more. Penpower combines learning through award-winning technologies in phrase segmentation, speech recognition, text to speech software and handwriting analysis to give you the very best chances of learning and understanding Mandarin […]

Review of Ectaco C-pen Handheld Scanner Tool: 238 languages recognized!

The Ectaco C-Pen is a multilingual handheld OCR Scanner Pen that replaces fixed desktop scanners and makes your life infinitely easier. Scan over 238 languages from foreign books, documents or articles straight to your computer. Phonetic pronunciation of phrases or entire paragraphs helps you speed up your translation of simplified Chinese, Italian, Latin and many […]

Best Weighted Pens and Pencils For Tremors: Let’s Get You Writing Again!

The use of our muscles is something that many of us take for granted. For those afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease or other neurological or physical ailments that cause loss of muscle control and motor functions, finding a way to ease those impacts is invaluable. For many, the use of a weighted pen has proven to […]

All About The Wizcom Reading Pen, A Wizardly Tool Assistant

  The Wizcom reading pen is a reading assistive scanning pen that helps individuals with learning disabilities or those reading English as a second language. The tool helps them better understand what they are seeing. They read faster, easier, and far more effectively than before.   Do You Or Your Child Have Reading Difficulties? Wizcom […]

Review of the Montblanc UNICEF Meisterstück: The Gift of Writing

Elegance with a purpose.  Since 2004, the Montblanc UNICEF has been a top selling pen for those with relatively deep pockets who care about those in need with shallow pockets. Since the two partnered, they’ve raised over 10 million dollars for UNICEF. The latest addition to this series is the 2017 Montblanc pen collection titled “The […]

Dyscalculia : Causes, Symptoms, and Prevalence

Dyscalculia, in broad terms, is a life-long learning disability pertaining to numbers and arithmetic skills. It is sometimes confused with math anxiety, which has a different pathology, but which often presents in similar ways. This article deals mostly with ‘developmental dyscalculia’, which is distinguishable from ‘acquired dyscalculia’ in that the latter is as a result […]

12 apps to help you banish writer’s block

Writer’s block has been documented for many centuries, but the term itself was first described in 1947 by psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler. Writer’s block is a common phenomenon characterized by the inability to produce new work or come up with original ideas. If you’ve ever experienced writer’s block you know how frustrating it is staring at a […]

Penmanship: Keeping a Dying Art Alive in a Digital Age

In an age where computers, tablets and mobile phones are quickly replacing pens and pencils, the discussion about whether handwriting and cursive especially, is still relevant and necessary is steadily becoming louder. You, like many others, might be wondering whether there is anyone out there still practicing penmanship or “the art of writing by hand”. […]

I Write, Therefore I Am: Assistive Technology Bridges The Handwriting Gap

As technology advances, there is help available for those suffering from impairments related to writing. Dyslexia, for example, creates problems for young people learning to write. When others can’t understand what they express with pencil and paper, their broader educational interests may be stifled.  In the context of social communication, writing is even more important […]