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May 1982

Left-handed Writing Posture

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35 Circle Dr Charleston, IL 61920

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(5):321-322. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510170063026

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To the Editor.—  With regard to the article "Can Left-handed Writing Posture Predict Cerebral Language Laterality?" (Archives 1981;38:637-638) by Dr Volpe and colleagues, I am sorry to hear that the results of their study did not support their theory, but their findings do tend to lend substance to my theory. I notice that, in their study, the three subjects with a straight left-handed writing posture were in their 20s, while the one subject with a hooked left-handed writing posture was in his 40s.In the past, many left-handed people underwent efforts by school personnel and others to change them to being right handed. These efforts ended some years ago. However, at that point, we entered an era during which left-handed people, along with their right-handed colleagues, were taught to write with their paper slanted to the left. No doubt this made for symmetry in the classroom, but it also made

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