TRL-Michigan presents Dr. Jane Ashby: Teaching manuscript to struggling readers: The why, the what, and the how. Mastering basic reading and writing skills is core to healthy human development. When teaching struggling readers, it is tempting to regard challenges with letter production as a secondary issue. This session includes one case study where writing instruction occurs for 5-10 minutes daily. Samples are presented that show the change in writing over the course of 150 lessons. We get into the nuts and bolts of how to do effective, simple handwriting instruction that develops the fundamental skills necessary for later growth in written expression. You will learn several techniques for helping all children develop the accurate and automatic letter production skills that are crucial for learning to write and read.