New Ideas and Techniques for Posture, Upper Extremity Stability, Pressure, Wrist Extension, and Grip!
Academic expectations are increasing every year. Children are asked to write even in preschool! Unfortunately, their bodies sometimes need to catch up with these expectations. There are many children that have poor handwriting because they have an issue with body positioning, hand dominance, grip, etc. It is important for teachers, parents, and professionals working with children to understand the developmental sequence that precedes writing! This 2-hour webinar includes simple and inexpensive adaptations and techniques that can be used in the classroom, home, or therapy as well as FREE resources as well as instructions for telehealth. This course is included with the School-Based OT: Beyond the Basics Webinar Package.
List strategies that can be used to support left-handed writers.
Identify strategies to address hand tremors and shoulder stability.
List approaches to develop and correct ineffective pencil grips.
Recognize adaptations to promote good posture.
Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level occupational therapists, physical therapists, teachers, and parents
Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #8215. This webinar is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under this Classification Code: Category 1, Domain of OT: Performance Skills. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Kim Wiggins, OTR/L, is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children since 2001. She is a full-time therapist at a City School District in upstate New York, owner of www.OTKimWiggins.com, and has been a nationally known speaker since 2011. Kim is certified in Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities, Puzzle Art Therapy, Handwriting Without Tears, Zaner Bloser, The Size Matters Handwriting Program, The Listening Program, and as an Irlen Screener. To view Kim’s courses, check out her product page.
Financial: Kim Wiggins receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of OTKimWiggins LLC. Kim is an affiliate for these companies and receives a percentage of profits from her referrals for these webinars:
Double Time Docs (https://www.doubletimedocs.com): A Collaboration Sensation and Get It Done! OT documentation
Move Thrive Play (https://www.moveplaythrive.com): Primitive Reflexes
SpedNotes (a free program until August 2020, https://www.spednote.com/): Get It Done! OT documentation and Writing IEP Goals
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.