Brittany Simmons and several of her graduate school classmates completed a pilot study that will be published in the “Open Journal of Occupational Therapy” sometime in the Spring of 2016. The study, "The Comparison of Print and Cursive Handwriting in Fifth and Sixth Grade Students: A Pilot Study” ( Anne H. Zachry, Allison P. Doan, Stephanie B. Lancaster, Brittany Simmons, Cary Smith, and Jaclyn N. Wicker), compares the speed (and other factors) of print and cursive handwriting. The idea for the study was born out of concern that the public schools are moving away from teaching cursive writing.
Brittany is an occupational therapist at Pediatrics Plus and a graduate of the University of TN Health Science Center in Memphis. Congratulations Brittany!