This study examined 5th-grade students' ability to adjust their handwriting to meet 2 common classroom demands. Students with learning disabilities (LD) who were good and poor handwriters and normally achieving (NA) students who were good and poor handwriters were asked to copy written text under 2 different conditions: quickly and neatly. Each group was able to adjust the legibility and speed of their writing on request. Students with LD, however, were not able to increase the speed of their writing as much as their NA counterparts, and they demonstrated a relatively slow rate of speed. Results are discussed in terms of their educational implications.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Learning Disabilities Research and Practice|
|State||Published - 1998|