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
Course Instructor: Kim Wiggins, OTR/L
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
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