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Win Over Teachers & Kids with Proven, Fun Strategies to Improve Writing

Presented by: 

Beverly H. Moskowitz, DOT MS OTR/L FAOTA

Beverly H. Moskowitz, DOT MS OTR/L FAOTA

Attend live on April 17, 2024 or watch on demand the next day

Course Description

This course describes concepts and strategies from the Size Matters Handwriting Program, a proven curriculum-based approach to teaching handwriting. Proficient writing skills are fundamental for every student, constituting a vital life skill. Writing offers enduring advantages to children, allowing them to showcase their understanding in academic settings, equipping them for prosperous careers ahead, and granting them the ability to articulate their thoughts, emotions, perspectives, and concepts with confidence. Fun ideas will be presented for many subjects to promote peer mentorship, self- monitoring and self-advocacy, as well as functional, legible printing across the curriculum.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify at least two handwriting strategies that could be embedded in all content areas across the curriculum.

2. Identify at least two handwriting strategies you can use to increase student buy-in and teacher retention in the classroom.

Contact Hours

This course is 1 hour in length. (0.1 AOTA CEUs)

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Agenda

0-5 minutes

Introduction


5-15 minutes

Research on Handwriting


15-25 minutes

Research on Size Matters Handwriting Program


25-40 minutes

Strategies to utilize for handwriting


40-55 minutes

Building teacher-buy in with fun ideas


55-60 minutes

Questions and Answers

Your Instructor

Beverly H. Moskowitz, DOT MS OTR/L FAOTA

Beverly H. Moskowitz, DOT MS OTR/L FAOTA

A pediatric Occupational Therapist for 48+ years. With a BS in OT from the University of Pennsylvania and an MS and DOT from Temple University, Bev worked in a variety of treatment settings ranging from residential facilities to private homes, clinics to schools, and habilitation centers to sheltered workshops.

A creative entrepreneur, determined researcher, and tireless professional, Dr. Bev is also the author of The Size Matters ® Handwriting Program, a concept-driven approach to teaching and remediating handwriting. SMHP has been proven effective at a .001 level of significance in the largest research study ever done on handwriting. Currently used in every state and 5 continents, SMHP is quickly being recognized as the fastest way to promote legibility.

In 2010, Dr. Bev launched Real OT Solutions ® . Its mission, as both a product and education-oriented business, is to provide consumers – therapists, teachers, parents, and kids, with Effective, Efficient, Affordable, and Fun solutions to school needs. Its catalog of materials, including the Size Matters ® Handwriting Program, enables children, teachers, parents, and occupational therapists to work together more successfully.

In 2015, she was recognized for her professional contributions and inducted as a Fellow into the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is also an approved provider of continuing education through the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Registration

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Instructional Methods

A combination of speaker presentation with a slide deck and both synchronous & asynchronous Q+A with the presenter.

Target Audience
& Educational Level

This is an introductory level course intended for occupational therapy practitioners working in school systems or with a goal to better understand occupational therapy in school systems

Course Completion Requirements

To receive a certificate for this course, you must watch the recorded course in its entirety. Then, you will need to take a learning assessment test and earn a score 75% or higher. If you pass, a certificate will be automatically generated and sent to your email.

Special Needs Requests

This course will include closed captioning and a transcript may be available upon request. You may also rewatch the course or sections of the course as needed. Additional accommodations may be requested by reaching out to us via email. 

Financial & Non-financial Disclosures

Speaker Disclosure

Beverly is the Owner of Real OT Solutions

Sponsor Disclosure

The OTS Collaborative Community is a product of the OT Schoolhouse.

Content Disclosure

This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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The material presented in this course is not intended to represent the only or the best methods appropriate for the occupational therapy and/or medical condition or professional development issues being discussed but rather is intended to present the opinions of the presenters, which may be helpful to other health care professionals at arriving at their own conclusions and consequent application. Attendees participating in this professional development education program do so with full knowledge that they waive any claim they may have against the A-Z School-Based OT Course, Schoolhouse Education, LLC, and OT School House and its staff or representatives for reliance on any information presented during these educational activities.

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In the event that Schoolhouse Education, LLC must cancel the event for any reason, participants will be offered a credit toward the rescheduled event. OT Schoolhouse Collaborative subscribers may cancel their subscription at any time. 

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