Other Names: Indecipherable script
Nature: Many people can write, but not in such a way that others can read it. As typewriters and word processors become common even for students, the skills of penmanship are less emphasized. Further, it has become a curious sign of distinction to have penmanship which requires unusual effort for others to understand.
Incidence: In 1990, more than a fifth of 10-year olds in the UK had difficulty forming letters and writing legibly. It is reported that teachers in some schools do not give any handwriting instructions, leaving children to pick up the basics on their own.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET