[visionrehabtherapist] Re: left handed stylus user??

I love teaching the slate and stylus (although sighted) and often refer to 
Philip Mangold's manual, "Teaching the Slate and Stylus:  A manual for mastery" 
which encourages lefties to hold the stylus in right hand.  I have taught 4 
lefties in ten years and all but one found this comfortable.  The 
rationalization is that the hands work together equally.  If you haven't read 
Philip Mangold's great little manual, I highly recommend it--it is practical 
and promotes a positive attitude towards the slate and stylus.

Polly Abbott CVRT, OMS
Guild for the Blind
Chicago, IL

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[mailto:visionrehabtherapist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Julie Adkins
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Subject: [visionrehabtherapist] Re: left handed stylus user??

So far two responses from lefties-saying they write with their left hand and 
follow behind with their right hand to keep place.  Haven't heard from any 
teachers yet.

Julie Adkins, MA, CVRT
Julie Adkins, MA, CVRT
Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Metrolina Association for the Blind
704 Louise Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
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[mailto:visionrehabtherapist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Christie Peel
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Subject: [visionrehabtherapist] Re: left handed stylus user??

I've never taught slate and stylus to a left hand user. Your question is a 
great one! I look forward to what folks have to say.

Christie Peel, MA, CVRT
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Subject: [visionrehabtherapist] left handed stylus user??

What have people done when teaching a left-handed person to use a slate and 
stylus?  Did you ask them to do it the standard way (hold the stylus in right 
hand and lead with left hand), or have you found that it works okay for a 
left-handed person to hold the stylus in his left hand and just FOLLOW with the 
right index finger as a place marker??

Julie Adkins, MA, CVRT
Julie Adkins, MA, CVRT
Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Metrolina Association for the Blind
704 Louise Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
704-887-5121
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