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OT Course Details

Course # 1320
Component Skills for Pre-Writing in Early Childhood

Monday, October 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm EDT

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CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Evaluation; NBCOT/1.25 Beginner

Course Abstract

Information will be presented on developmental components that contribute to pre-writing skills. Assessment tools that relate to these developmental skills will be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the occupational therapist in providing activities to develop component skills in preparation for printing instruction in Kindergarten.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify 4 components skills for pre-writing.
  • Identify 3 assessment tools for developmental tasks related to pre-writing.
  • Select 3 activities to develop component skills for pre-writing.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-30 Minutes Component skills
30-55 Minutes OT activities
55-60 Minutes Question & Answer

Average Rating

(6 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 3 most recent comments out of 6 reviews

Review by: Ghazala on October 22, 2012
The course was grounded in evidence-based treatment approaches.
Review by: Christina on October 22, 2012
Overview of age appropriate assessments for preschoolers, as well as treatment activities that can be easily integrated into the classroom.
Review by: Sandi on October 22, 2012
The amount of information and resources. I would recommend if ever re-done in the future that it would be a 2 hour session. Too much information for my pea brain in such a short amount of time.

Course Information

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Course Presenter

helene gillespie

Helene Gillespie, Ph.D., OTR/L

Dr. Gillespie has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist in both school-based and private
practice settings for over 35 years. Because of her strong interest in the field of
learning disabilities, she completed a Ph.D. in that area, with a concentration in cognitive
neuroscience, in 2003. Helene's doctoral research focused on component skills of handwriting.
Currently, Dr. Gillespie is a consultant for a special education cooperative. Additionally, she consults with
parents and teachers through her private practice: OT in the Classroom, LLC.

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Evaluation; NBCOT/1.25 Beginner

Time will be allowed for interaction between the participants and the presenter.

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Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 7 days of the live webinar.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved CE provider #7659 by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This course is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Evaluation Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Beginner level, unknown Area).

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