CEO of Handwriting Repair/Handwriting That Works Lives in Albany, New York Married to Andrew S. Haber From Brooklyn, New York Born on March 19, 1963
I am self-employed as a handwriting instruction/ remediation / evaluation consultant (CEO of HandwritingThatWorks.com). I am also director of the World Handwriting Contest, co-designer of the app BETTER LETTERS, the “personal handwriting trainer” for the iPhone, iPodTouch, and iPad, and holder of US Patent #5,018,208 for a signature verification system for pen-based computers.
Potentially interesting facts:
- At college, I was kicked out of a logicians’ club … for being (according to the club president) too logical.
- The first friend I ever made, I married. Eighteen years later, we are still married. Eight years ago, he too was diagnosed with Asperger’s.
- As far as I can find out, I’m the only person in a handwriting-related profession to be /a/ on the autism spectrum and /b/ self-remediated for handwriting issues related to the spectrum.
As a child, teen, young adult, and not-so-young adult, I had it frequently screamed at me that I was “retarded” or “not too bright,” and on many occasions was forced to repeat and agree to this: often in the presence of others, and almost always with a required show of calm. This action — whose expressed motive was to make me become more intelligent and successful — was most frequently done by parents or teachers. I experienced this as odd because the makers of that informal diagnosis usually had a file including IQ test results (mine typically include a couple of sub-test scores around 85 or 90 although the overall figure winds up well over 150 because of the remaining sub-tests).
Yours for better letters,