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Essential Early Literacy Skills: What’s Missing?

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Essential Early Literacy Skills: What’s Missing?

Presented by Keith Kline, OTR/L; and Katrina Erickson, OTR

Sponsored by Learning Without Tears

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To build a strong foundation for early literacy success and become confident, skilled readers and writers, today’s students need instruction featuring a developmental approach and multisensory strategies, which support alphabet knowledge and balanced literacy, leading to comprehensive literacy success and a complete framework of the building blocks of literacy.

In this edWebinar:

  • Learn which crucial skill can boost literacy scores and is essential for overall literacy success
  • Evaluate your year through a literacy lens to find what might be missing in your instruction
  • Review the fundamental skills that support balanced literacy
  • Discover easy strategies to incorporate the foundational skills and building blocks for better comprehensive literacy

This is an introductory edWebinar best suited for teachers and administrators in grades K–5.

About the Presenters

Keith R. Kline, OTR/L received his Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, CT. He has been practicing pediatric OT in a school setting since September 1999. He currently works in the Coventry Public Schools in Coventry, RI where he works with all students, especially those with exceptionalities, from the pre-K to middle school level. He has over 13 years of experience working with the Learning Without Tears® family of products: Get Set For School, Handwriting Without Tears, and Keyboarding Without Tears. He has provided numerous presentations using these programs and is a National Workshop Presenter for the Learning Without Tears company. He offers private tutoring sessions for those families that wish to help their students improve their handwriting and keyboarding skills.


Katrina EricksonKatrina Erickson, OTR, Learning Without Tears National Presenter, received her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She has been providing OT services for over 26 years to children and adolescents in a variety of settings from hospitals, private practice, and public schools. She currently provides OT services in her local public school district and believes that collaboration with teachers and parents is essential to student success. Her experience in using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum includes private tutoring services, summer camps, and as a therapeutic intervention in her OT practice. Katrina has been presenting for Handwriting Without Tears since 2000. As a National Presenter for Handwriting Without Tears, she provides training to teachers, specialists, and parents in the use of the Handwriting Without Tears and Get Set for School curriculums and in handwriting assessment.


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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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