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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Handwriting Assessment Workshop

The Handwriting Assessment Workshop will provide all the training necessary for you to assess a range of developmental levels. Please bring a small calculator to this workshop. Calculators on your phone are acceptable. The Handwriting Assessment Workshop is an advanced level class.

Dates:7 Dec 2019 (Sat)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Dr. Peter Giroux, PhD, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Peter Giroux is a full-time tenured Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Northeast Louisiana University in 1987. He has a Master of Health Science degree (MHS) from Mississippi College and a Doctoral degree (PhD) in Clinical Health Sciences from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is also a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA). He has numerous presentations, publications and research projects in the areas of occupational therapy; handwriting evaluation, intervention and instruction; and keyboarding evaluation, intervention and instruction. In addition to academic responsibilities, he remains an active practitioner by providing occupational therapy services and assistive technology services in a school-based setting in his hometown of Madison, MS. He has all-encompassing experience serving students with special and exceptional needs in addition to typically developing students. He has utilized LWT programs since 1995 with children of all ages in both public and private schools as well as with children in both regular and special education settings. Peter has been a National Workshop Presenter and consultant for LWT since March of 2000 providing training throughout the United States as well as international presentations and educational workshops. In addition, Dr. Giroux designs and presents his own courses in the areas of assistive technologies autism, classroom management, classroom environments, developmental disorders, dysgraphia, neurological dysfunctions and interventions, play and play based assessment/intervention and also in the areas of vision, visual perception and visual motor skills for therapists and educators.

Course Outline
  • Registration: Materials & handouts
  • Understanding Handwriting Curricula: Become a knowledgeable handwriting consumer. Compare handwriting curricula.
  • Pre-K Readiness & Writing Assessment and The Screener of Handwriting Proficiency: Understand a developmental approach to assessing handwriting skills. Identify handwriting components that define handwriting legibility. Use results to enhance handwriting lessons, remediate or administer further testing.
  • Preview The Print Tool: Learn about forms and materials. Develop a functional approach to understanding how and when to administer The Print Tool.
  • Break
  • EVALUATE
    • Score The Print Tool: Utilize the Print Tool manual, Student Worksheets for Capitals/Numbers and Lowercase, Transparent Measuring Tool and Evaluation Scoresheet. Calculate scores.
  • Lunch
    • Score The Print Tool: Continued
    • Independent Case Study: Score Chandler
    • Q & A: Individual help during case study
  • Break
  • REMEDIATE
    • More Than a Score! Handwriting Remediation: Write reports. Use the Remediate Plan Worksheet to set goals, choose activities, and track progress.
    • Information about HWT Level 1 Certification: Benefits, eligibility, and requirements for becoming a certified handwriting specialist.
  • Q & A
Course Objectives
  • Administer and score the Pre-K assessments, the Screener of Handwriting Proficiency, and The Print Tool© and choose remediation materials and strategies based on results
  • Describe the seven basic handwriting components essential to handwriting success
  • Understand different handwriting curricula, discover new handwriting resources, and use The Print Tool with various populations
  • Identify the benefits and process of becoming a certified handwriting specialist for evidence-based practice
Who Can Benefit?

Occupational therapists, students of occupational therapy, teachers(sped and mainstream), and parents

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
15 Sep 2019 580
Normal Till Full 730

Please note that any registration and payment come after 06 Oct 2019, there will be additional charges of SGD $50 for the shipping of the materials. If the order cannot be processed in time by USA, you will only receive the materials after seminar. Please sign up ASAP.