This course addresses the myriad of underlying issues which can impact handwriting performance, from the basics of pencil grip, letter formation, pace, and the sensory-motor mechanics required for handwriting success. Upon the completion of this course, practitioners will have access to simple step by step strategies with worksheets they can use the very next day to implement fluency-based handwriting interventions and make data based decisions in everyday practice.
Course created on May 17, 2021
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 02229; CE Broker/1.0 Computer-Based Training, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-800637; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Pediatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the barriers associated with addressing handwriting performance in current OT practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the importance of building fluency and measurement in the foundational skills for handwriting.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the component skills necessary for handwriting and steps to determine fluency goals for optimal success.
|5-10 Minutes||Current Practice and Research|
|10-15 Minutes||Scope and Sequence of Handwriting|
|15-25 Minutes||Fluency in Handwriting|
|25-30 Minutes||Fluency Assessment|
|30-40 Minutes||Identifying the Underlying Problems|
|40-45 Minutes||Addressing the Underlying Deficits and Data Collection|
|45-50 Minutes||Case Study Analysis|
|50-55 Minutes||General Tips/Considerations|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Dr. Aditi Mehra graduated with a Bachelors in Occupational Therapy, from Western Michigan University in 1998 and has a Doctorate in Health Sciences from Midwestern University in Illinois. She has practiced as a pediatric OT for the past 22 years in various settings. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Mehra also pursued a certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to improve and enhance collaboration within multidisciplinary teams. Once she delved deeper into the field of Behavioral Psychology, Dr. Mehra uncovered Fit Learning, an academic program based on the principles of Precision Teaching designed to build fluency and address all differences in learning. Dr. Mehra is currently the Director of Fit Learning Labs: in Chicago and London, England. She continues to practice OT in the school setting and is an avid continuing education presenter for various allied health groups. Dr. Mehra has been an adjunct professor at Elmhurst University and is the author of 25 tips to increase student engagement on telehealth. She also has been the co-host of The ABA & OT podcast and offers behavioral OT resources/worksheets on addressing problem behaviors and data collection on her website, www. DrAdititheOT.com.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 02229. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Pediatrics Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.