Posture . . . Stability . . . Grip . . . OH MY! Strategies for Preparing Your Students for Handwriting Success!
Academic expectations increase every year. Even preschool children are expected to write! Many children struggle with handwriting legibility because they experience issues with body positioning, hand dominance, grip, and more. Teachers, parents, and professionals working with children must understand the developmental sequence needed to write. In this 2-hour webinar, participants learn easy, inexpensive adaptations and techniques that can be used in the classroom, at home, or in the clinic. This course addresses (a) promoting good posture while learning how to make your own adaptations, (b) shoulder stability exercises that can be done anywhere, (c) bilateral coordination and the helping hand, (d) determining hand dominance, (e) facilitating wrist extension, (f) grip explanation and techniques, and (g) grip problem-solving opportunities.
*Note: AOTA grandfathered New Ideas and Techniques for Posture, Upper Extremity Stability, Pressure, Wrist Extension, and Grip! on September 1, 2020. This course is an updated version with a new title submitted to AOTA for review. Once approved, the Course approval ID number will be updated next to the AOTA banner under the CEU section.
- State the benefits of promoting good posture and seating adaptations.
- Identify strategies to address shoulder stability and bilateral coordination.
- List strategies that can be used to support left-handed writers.
- Describe approaches to develop and correct ineffective pencil grips.
- Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, teachers, and parents
- Course Instructor: Kim Wiggins, OTR/L
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- CE Broker course code: 20-999110
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)