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HANDWRITING ASSESSMENT AND MODELS OF INTERVENTION

HANDWRITING ASSESSMENT AND MODELS OF INTERVENTION

Sue Trautman, MA, OTR/L, SWC

December 7, 2009

Course Objectives

The participant will be able to:

  1. Generally describe the research related to handwriting, grasp patterns, and handwriting assessments
  2. Analyze the neuromuscular components of grasp patterns
  3. State at least five underlying reasons or foundations that would impact a child’s   handwriting
  4. Identify what a child’s handwriting would look like based on each underlying reason/foundation
  5. State the primary attributes and shortfalls of at least three assessments of handwriting
  6. Choose the appropriate assessment to address the suspected underlying reason/foundation for a child’s handwriting difficulty
  7. List intervention activities to address each foundation of handwriting
  8. Describe at least four models of handwriting intervention
  9. Determine how to economically create materials to promote handwriting skill
  10. Design a handwriting program with specific activities

SCHEDULE

9-9:30                                          Literature Review

Historical and current perspective of occupational therapy and

education in handwriting

9:30-10:00                            Foundations of Handwriting

10:00-10:30                            Assessments   (Standardized and Informal)

10:30- 10:45                            Break

10:45-12:30              Learning administration, scoring, and interpretation of specific assessments

12:30-1:30                            Lunch

1:30-2:30              Linking foundations of handwriting to use of appropriate assessments

2:30-3:00                            Models of Intervention

Video of group programs incorporating the foundations of handwriting

3:00-3:15                            Break

3:15-4:30                            Intervention Activities                            

4:30-5:00                            Questions

 

Sue Trautman MA, OTR/L, SWC received a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and a Master of Arts degree in Special Education from Western Michigan University.  Sue has worked with adults and children in settings which include rehabilitation, home health, neonatal intensive care, outpatient pediatrics and schools.  She is certified in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation and Intervention

 

Sue currently owns Center for Developing Kids, a private practice in Pasadena, California that provides occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy for children.  Sue continues to work clinically as well as administratively with expertise primarily in the area of sensory integration.  She has developed many sensory rich environments for schools and clinics and is on the Professional Advisory Board for Shane’s Inspiration, a group that creates boundless playgrounds. 

Sue has been an instructor for the University of Southern California/Western Psychological Services (USC/WPS) Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration that offers courses world wide for over 10 yearsShe is the coordinator of Course 2: Specialized Techniques for Measuring Sensory Integration.  Sue frequently uses the SIPT in practice.

Sue has a son living in Chicago and a daughter studying in Russia.  Her husband works as a production sound mixer in the film industry.  Sue likes to ski, bicycle, hike, read and spend time with friends and family.

COURSE FEE:RS.2350/-

DEMAND DRAFT IN FAVOR OF "HANDS ON THERAPY CONCEPTS" PAYABLE AT MUMBAI

VENUE: HOTEL TIP TOP PLAZA,THANE (TENTATIVE)

After this course Sue Trautman will teach USC/WPS comprehensive course on Sensory Integration.(Course 3 From interpretation to Intervention)
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