photo of child writingI am honored to be Bree Ogden’s Hot Blogger this month! Please head over to This Literary Life where you can read suggestions for encouraging young writing talent. Because I focus on tips for children who are not struggling with diagnosable learning difficulties, I also want to recommend the excellent article “Stealth Dyslexia & Writing,” by Drs. Fernette and Brock Eide, especially for parents whose children are verbally gifted but who have “severe handwriting impairment” or “spelling difficulties in a child’s written output that are far out of character with either their general language, working memory, or attention skills.”

Thanks, Bree, for the opportunity!