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Top 10 Facts About Handwriting
Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Amy Prechel, OTR; and Diane Eldridge, RN, COTA
Sponsored by Learning Without Tears
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Watch our experts as they answer the top 10 questions about handwriting! This edWebinar is packed with our most essential handwriting advice delivered to you by certified occupational therapists. Handwriting remains the primary tool of communication for students in the classroom. Children who master the mechanics of handwriting tend to enjoy writing more and will write more often. Help your students become better writers and have greater opportunities for success.
In this edWebinar, learn:
- Why handwriting is still important
- How multisensory instruction supports different learning styles
- Strategies that make handwriting fun and easy to teach and to learn
- How to select, use, and integrate technology and interactive media tools in intentional and developmentally appropriate ways
This recorded introductory edWebinar is geared toward K-5 teachers, curriculum directors, and principals, especially those who would like a refresher on readiness strategies.
About the Presenters
Amy Prechel received her B.S. in occupational therapy from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. She has 22 years of experience as a pediatric therapist working in the public school system as well as tutoring students privately. She also has experience using the Learning Without Tears program for the past 22 years to successfully teach handwriting to children from preK to middle school, in both general and special education classrooms. Amy began working for Learning Without Tears in 2000 proudly representing HWT in trade shows. She has been a national workshop presenter for over 12 years. Amy is passionate about LWT due to the success she sees on a daily basis as a school-based OT; as a result, she happily shares her success with teachers, parents and administrators.
Diane Eldridge, RN, COTA is a registered nurse and received her associate’s degree in occupational therapy from Madison Area Technical College. She also has a B.S. in communications from South Carolina State College. Diane worked in Prince William County Schools as a COTA with children from pre-K to high school for 14 years incorporating Handwriting Without Tears® techniques. Her extensive experience using the Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum also includes 15 years pediatric experience providing private tutoring sessions to successfully help children of all ability levels with their writing readiness, printing and cursive handwriting skills in their homes, as well as various educational settings. In January 2000 Diane started her career with Handwriting Without Tears®, now known as Learning Without Tears, as a national presenter and represents the company at numerous national and local trade shows.
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