“printing instruction: While computer keyboarding skills are becoming more and more a part of writing, printing remains an essential skill. Printing instruction begins in kindergarten where children are taught to write the letters of the alphabet, and continues through third grade until cursive writing is introduced. Problems in forming letters accurately may be cause by poor visual and motor skills. Extreme printing difficulties are called dysgraphia.”
Excerpted from: Turkington, Carol, and Joseph R. Harris, PhD. The Encyclopedia of Learning Disabilities. New York: Facts on File, 2006.