Sloppy Handwriting? Tips and Techniques to Improve Common Handwriting Problems
Even in this age of technology, students are writing for the majority of their day. Because of an increase in academic expectations, teachers often do not have enough time in their day to teach handwriting. Illegible handwriting can lead to poor grades, low motivation to complete written tasks, and behavior issues. Handwriting is meant to be an automatic skill, which means that kids should be able to think and write at the same time. This 2-hour webinar, updated with more recent research, includes inexpensive and simple adaptations and techniques that can be used in the classroom, home, or therapy. It will also include many FREE resources. This course is also available in an OT webinar package.
- Apply handwriting expectations per grade level.
- Access a free screening tool that can be used with all handwriting styles.
- Identify readiness skills for preschool-level children.
- Recognize strategies to develop or correct the 8 components of handwriting including (a) memory, (b) reversals, (c) placement on the line, (d) size, (e) starting position, (f) letter formation, (g) spacing, and (h) speed.
Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level occupational therapists, teachers, and parents
Course Instructor: Kim Wiggins, OTR/L
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
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