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JohnROSS's picture JohnROSS

Go L! I have often thought, with some sadness, that the art of letter writing has gone the way of, well, say cuneiform. I'm sure somewhere years ago I saw a treatise of some sort on the power and nobility of letter writing.

Someone famous, whom I can't recall once said that writers are those for whom writing is much harder than for Normal people(and we all know that writers aren't normal).

My heart is, as they say, filled with gladness at the knowledge of your family's existence in this, the best of all possible worlds.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I'm always sad, too, over the demise of letter-writing. When I talk to my students about it, I'm always saddened further to discover that some of them have NEVER written a letter their whole lives, which I find hard to believe (I think most kids have to write a letter at school, or at least to Santa, right?).

mouse's picture mouse

I think that Scooter's writing is all over the place, although he's not yet taking standardized assessments of it. But his writing for school tends to be the bare minimum and nothing more. At home, however, we have STACKS of comic books he has written and illustrated. He often writes series with the same characters, as well as making use of conflict and resolution. Whatever they tell me from the school side of things, I know that he's a capable writer--he may just not write to their specifications.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I recently wrote a firmly worded letter to our cable company. Jay told me that he loves that I'm the type of person who writes letters, even if no one ever answers. Glad that Microsoft got it right. ;0)

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Never underestimate the power of a well-worded letter, Omaha!

Lots and lots of kids/adults with AS have issues with writing--especially when it comes to writing for particular assignments/worksheets/projects. I hear this over and over again from other parents and teachers!