|CESA 1 Wisconsin School-Based OT PT Conference!|
Handwriting is my passion. I have been thoughtfully developing my skills in the treatment of handwriting for 25 years. I have worked to develop curricula for classroom-based instruction utilizing universal design for learning, for over a dozen years. Five years ago I decided to go back to school for a Master’s degree with a emphasis on studying all the academic research that I could find in all content areas about the contemporary importance of printing skills and the effectiveness of different types of interventions. Then in the past couple years I have devoted my energies to applying what I had learned through my deep dive into academic research to the practical implications of teaching handwriting to regular elementary education children, as well as developing handwriting treatment protocols for children with dysfunctional handwriting skills.
|Classroom instruction with Capitals First book and Lowercase at Last book which are both found in the Handwriting Intervention MegaBundle.|
|This 2 times per week, therapy-based intervention was accomplished in part with a review of formations from Winged Writers which is found in the Handwriting Intervention MegaBundle, and heavy use of intervention strategies and tools found in Handwriting Repair.|
I would like to give you a little sneak preview of the Print Path model of handwriting intervention here on my Capitals First blog. I am very excited about sharing this model with other OTs! It offers an easy to apply developmental approach to the application of motor learning principles for therapeutic interventions.
|This one page inventory gives specific information about
the extent that handwriting interferes with school tasks.
Also, in thanks for sticking with me to the end, I have a new handwriting evaluation tool for you, as a limited-time freebie! The Functional Handwriting Inventory of Classroom Performance is a essential part of an occupational therapy evaluation that includes handwriting!
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Very interesting! (Thank you for sharing a freebie as well!)
I'm a firm believer in teaching proper handwriting, too!! Thanks for a great article!
Your workshop sounds like an exciting opportunity. Thanks for sharing.
Best of luck to you, I'm sure you'll do an awesome job at your workshop.