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Course # 1321
Printing in Kindergarten

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm EST

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Course Abstract

Observation and assessment of developmental tasks and printing skills will be reviewed. Different features of handwriting programs typically used in Kindergarten will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on OT and teacher collaboration in the handwriting program.
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Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify 3 important observations during printing time.
  • Select 3 ways an OT can collaborate with the Kindergarten teacher with respect to the handwriting program.
  • Identify 3 interventions for concerns related to printing.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-30 Minutes Observation/assessments
30-55 Minutes OT Activities for intervention
55-60 Minutes Question & Answer

Average Rating

(9 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 6 most recent comments out of 9 reviews

Review by: Nancy on January 15, 2013
I liked the fact that the presenter included specific research information that was very current (withing 5-10 year). One thing I would question though, was the use of "Brain Gym" activities. I would be interested in knowing if there is research to support it.
Review by: Esther on January 14, 2013
examples, photos demonstrating grips and interventions
Review by: stephanie on January 14, 2013
interesting info and helpful to integrate OT for children who do not have an IEP
Review by: Ambra on January 14, 2013
It was well organized and contained lots of references to websites, books, and ipad apps that we can really use.
Review by: Christina on January 14, 2013
Great resources for handwriting programs, Apps, websites, etc.
Review by: Jaime on January 14, 2013
A lot of great resources

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.

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