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#31 of 37 Old 04-25-2014, 06:20 AM
 
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Your response: "SPEAK English! Or I'll take your toys/cookies/milk shakes/Big Macs away as punishment until you learn the Queen's English."

 

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Playing around with feather quills, I noticed there is a distinct need to start from the top, because you pull the quill down the paper instead of pushing it up.  I'm wondering if this is where the "top-down" notion got its start.  If ever you start pushing the quill, the split at the end separates and you get two lines instead of one and lose a lot of your ink in one broad stroke.  


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In addition, when you look at script written with quills, letters like "p" and "s" didn't connect on the bottom.  If you try making them connect like the modern letters, the tip of the quill resists and splits.  Of course, this is coming *entirely* from my brief experience with quills, but I did notice when I used calligraphy-type pens, you still did not form the letters in one continuous motion, like the script one uses with a ball point.  There is lifting and repositioning constantly, though you are not as limited in your motion as you are with feathers. It's funny to think how technology quietly changes how we do some things, and leaves other archaic actions in place long after they are no longer necessary.

 

Both my girls start from the bottom, though as their fluency changes, so does how they form their letters, but I wouldn't say it's all top-down either.


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very late response here but I have done this for the last 26 years. I was diagnosed as ADHD very young but it was not until late middle school that I was properly diagnosed as having bipolar disorder. Mental conditions such as these are a very difficult thing to understand and diagnose as since each person's brain is radically different than anyone elses, each treatment will effect each patient differently. I can't even remember all the different drugs i have taken over the last 26 years. Most have been helpful, a few not so much. Lithium definitely not lol.
Often dyslexia and dysgraphia can accompany these conditions as can various learning disabilities. I am horrible with any sort of math but not because I can't understand it. It's because it is much much harder for me to remember numbers in m head.
You might want to look into dysgraphia. That is dyslexia but with handwriting and the biggest tell tale sign is writing letters bottom to top instead of the correct way. It usually results in some really awful looking handwriting. Mine is absolutely atrocious. One common dyslexic thing that people with dysgraphia/mild dyslexia do is reverse numbers. For instance, if i'm looking at a cash register readout and see $1.67 as change, I sometimes might give the cutomer $1.67 but say to them "that will be $1.76 back." I reverse the numbers in my head, often without even noticing it. I had to get really good at training myself to double and triple check that when I was working retail.
NOTE: most insurance will not cover dysgraphia therapy sessions as it is not a very documented condition. Keep that in mind.
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30 word reading per minute at 3 years, it's mormal reading speed?
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