What is Palmer Handwriting Method?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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The method developed around 1888 and was introduced in his 1894 book Palmer's Guide to Business Writing.

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Palmer Handwriting Method

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1

Duration

Currently using Palmer Handwriting Method

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
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Never taken as prescribed 0
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Cost per month
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$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
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1 patient evaluation for Palmer Handwriting Method

Oct 17, 2010 (Started Apr 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for difficulty writing (dysgraphia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: At first I had great hopes, but writing is still very hard and fatiguing. It's just easier to type instead.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 25, 2010 (Started Apr 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty writing (dysgraphia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Before the loss of dexterity and the presentation of intention tremors in my hands brought on by MS, handwritten journaling was important to me. Loss of handwriting ability was a substantial loss for me. I have recently become aware that my occupational therapists were woefully uneducated in the proper techniques of handwriting. Therapists advised only that I "practice writing" (using the same techniques I had always used). They didn't recognize that my technique was exceptionally flawed. Recently, through my own internet research, I became aware of good handwriting techniques (e.g., Palmer Method). I can now handwrite again without substantial pain and instant fatigue. My writing is still awkward, slow, and sloppy, but it is now possible and is actually more legible than before MS effected me. Good handwriting technique involves not moving your fingers, but moving your forearm and hand as a unit, and keeping a light grip on your instrument. A plethora of good-technique sources exist on the web!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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