TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Believe it or not, your handwriting can tell your tale with out you even knowing it.
"Are they a positive thinker, do they have good self-esteem, do they think a lot about death, so there's all kinds of things that you can see in handwriting," Certified Handwriting Analyst and American Handwriting Analysis Foundation Public Relations Chair Theresa Ortega said.
However, due to more technology and not enough time in the classroom, those hints may be diminishing.
Ortega travels across the country, analyzing students and adults handwriting.
She and other members of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation launched Campaign for Cursive Wednesday to keep writing in the curriculum.
The organization said writing activates regions in the brain linked to cognitive language and even motor processes.
"They can see the area of the brain lighting up that do not happen when they're keyboarding," she said.
The fear is if cursive is taken out of schools, your child's development may be slighted.
"We feel very strongly that handwriting is brain writing so anything that happens to you physically, your neurology is going to show up in your handwriting as a certain stroke or certain pattern that we can see in your writing."
It's a discussion that Ortega says you should think about long and hard.
"From the advent of time, we've had writing, pretty much and it has always served well with people that knew how to read and write, if we take that out, what's going to be the damage?"
Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development passed Senator Jean Leising's bill to require Indiana elementary schools to include cursive in their curriculum. The bill will move to the Senate for further consideration.
For more information about Campaign for Cursive, click on this link .
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