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Assistive Technology for the Physical Act of Writing

Are there tools that can help make the physical act of writing easier?

For writing, the best approach is still teaching good old keyboarding skills. But it can be important to have the right keyboard. Often when teachers work with young kids, they give them a regular sized keyboard, but the child's hands aren't big enough for a regular size, and you see their little pinky stretching all the way to the far sides to grab those keys. So you need to size the keyboard, and often the keyboards used for cash registers are really nice. They're about half the size of regular keyboards.

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