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.
Course created on October 15, 2012
- 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.
|5-30 Minutes||Component skills|
|30-55 Minutes||OT activities|
|55-60 Minutes||Question & Answer|
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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.
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