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Half-Day Workshop

Seminar: Understanding Dysgraphia and strategies to overcome it

Dysgraphia is a learning difference that mainly affects writing. It is caused by an issue with the body’s nervous system that affects the fine motor skills needed to write.

In children, dysgraphia usually occurs along with other learning disabilities, such as dyslexia or ADD/ADHD. Children with dysgraphia may be noticeable because they will often write or copy things more slowly than their peers. Dysgraphia makes it far more difficult for a child to write and think at the same time. This can make creative writing tasks particularly hard, even where a child may verbally articulate their ideas clearly.

A child with dysgraphia may have handwriting that appears to be commonly distorted or indecipherable and may produce unclear, lopsided, or erratic handwriting. This can include examples such as: unusual slants to letters, irregularly shaped letters, a mix of upper and lower-case letters within words, and the use of cursive & printed letters.

It is a practical and interactive course using a mixture of lecturing, videos and exercises to keep you engaged and interested. In addition, this Couse will give you hands on practical strategies that will increase a person’s motivation to write.

Dates:09 Sep 2021 (Thu)
Time:8.30am - 12.30pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Jo-Ann Page

Jo-Ann Page is a Clinical Director and Supervisor with over 20,000 hours of experience working with children and young adults with special educational needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ADHD/ADD and mal adaptive behaviours.

Jo-Ann has clinical field experience working in the UK and throughout the Middle East and Africa in clinical and home settings. She most recently worked for four years as the Director of Inclusive Education for an independent school in Dubai. Jo-Ann has experience of different national and international curricula and a proven record of accomplishment and providing strategies, leadership, direction and professional support to clients, parents, staff and schools.

She has worked with clients from initial diagnosis to eventual discharge and is a published author on multiple Special Educational Needs topics and a TEDx speaker.

Course Outline

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of how to use effect strategies in the classroom and at home. In addition, you will also learn to understand the child’s profile and which strategies are appropriate.

Course Objectives
  • Understanding dysgraphia and how to identify it
  • Understanding behavior that comes with Dysgraphia
  • Understanding how Dysgraphia affects self-esteem and how it can lead to being bullied
  • Effective Strategies for all age groups (75%) of the course.
Who Can Benefit?

This course is suitable for anyone working with children or adults who struggle with writing, writing content, grammar and punctuation.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) /pax
31 May 2021 160
Normal Till Full 200