The Left-hander's Handbook

The Guide for Parents and Teachers

to Help Left-handed Children Succeed in a Right-handed World


Most left-handers perform most activities with little difficulty most of the time. But left-handers are sometimes at a real disadvantage. For example, handwriting problems can seriously effect the legibility of students' exam papers and, later, with career opportunities. So left-handed children do need help – and parents and teachers need guidance.

Diane Paul with Sir John MadoxThis Handbook defines and explores reasons for different types of left-handedness. It has a major section on handwriting, with contributions from Dr Jean Alston, Dr Rosemary Sassoon and Prue Wallis Myers, and it gives instructions for crafts and music, source of equipment and suggestions for projects. Throughout the book, the author provides invaluable advisory Guidelines for minimising the practical problems that left-handers inevitably face in a right-handed world. The Guidelines have been adopted as an educational resource for teachers by the NFER (National Foundation for Educational Research).

Diane G Paul is a well-known writer, broadcaster and lecturer, whose research (funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) gave rise to this Handbook. The book is an essential resource for anyone responsible for left-handed children.

The Left-hander's Handbook has been 'Highly Commended; in the BMA Book Competition, Popular Medicine category. The author is shown with Sir John Maddox, former editor of Nature magazine, at the BMA ceremory.

Robinswood also publishes the Left Hand Writing Skills  by Mark and Heather Stewart. This Series helps young left-handers to develop good handwriting skills, especially if bad writing habits have already begun to set in! 


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ISBN: 978-1869981-594
Pages: 110
Author: Diane G Paul

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