early development

Why Cursive Writing Can be a Game Changer for Our Children

Join us for a lively discussion with Celia Batan and The Graduate Institute’s President, Bruce Cryer, about why cursive is about much more than beautiful penmanship.

Drawing on studies from the diverse fields of neuroscience, physiology, and education, Celia reveals how cursive makes significant contributions to reading, writing, language and overall cognitive development in early childhood.

This webinar took place April 6th, 2021.

Here is the recorded event.


Celia M. Batan  BA MA CPC 

MA from The Graduate Institute, Learning & Thinking.  Author, The Two-Digit Revolution.  Enhancing Writing Fluency, Reading Readiness, and Cognitive Development Through Cursive Handwriting Instruction.  c2018.  Instructor, Business Communications, ESL, & University Preparation, NCC Extended Studies and Workforce Education, Norwalk CT, Building 1 Community, Stamford CT, Yale University English Language Institute, New Haven CT.

Celia M. Batan


Co-presenting with Celia Batan will be The Graduate Institute’s President, Bruce Cryer, who is adjunct faculty at Stanford University, an author, mentor and leadership consultant. Bruce was a founding director of HeartMath, the acclaimed stress/performance institute where he also served as CEO for 11 years. He has taught programs on stress, performance, and creativity at Stanford since 1997, drawing on both his long business background and his years as a performance and visual artist in New York.

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