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Handwriting Help for Grades 2–5: It’s Not Too Late

Thursday, November 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Learning Without Tears

Presented by Roxanne Thompson, OTR, National Presenter & Content Specialist, Learning Without Tears; and Valerie Zaryczny, MS, OTR/L, National Presenter & Content Specialist, Learning Without Tears

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Have you ever wondered at what age it’s too late to help students who struggle with handwriting? In this edWebinar, you discover which handwriting difficulties are commonly observed in students in grades 2–5 with poor writing legibility and an effective strategy to remediate each one. You learn what questions to ask to help you determine which handwriting skill to address first with your older students and when it is appropriate to move away from print handwriting to an alternative form of written communication.

No matter how frustrated your student is with handwriting or how difficult your student’s writing is to read, there is hope. Learn how you can make a difference. View this session to:

  • Discover three common handwriting difficulties that contribute to poor writing legibility in older students and strategies to improve each one
  • Learn three questions to ask to determine which handwriting skill to address first
  • Understand when to move away from print handwriting to cursive or keyboarding

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to teachers, education technology leaders, and occupational therapists of the elementary school grades. 


Roxanne ThompsonAbout the Presenters

Roxanne Thompson received her Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1998. She has practiced OT in public schools, early intervention, and currently a private pediatric out-patient clinic. She also provides handwriting tutoring services to children in pre-school through middle school. She completed her Level 1 certification in March 2007 and has been presenting for Learning Without Tears since 2009.


Valerie Zaryczny

Valerie Zaryczny received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University and a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a pediatric OT with experience across multiple settings including schools, clinics, early intervention, and teletherapy. She first attended a Handwriting Without Tears workshop in 2004 as a new therapist and has been in love with the products and methods ever since! Valerie became a National Workshop Presenter for Learning Without Tears in 2011.


Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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Learning Without TearsLearning Without Tears’ mission in today’s changing learning landscape is to ensure that the path to student success remains simple and fun. We provide child-friendly, hands-on, innovative instruction for early learning, handwriting, keyboarding, and writing strategies, and our programs reach more than 31 million students in Pre-K through fifth grade.

Learning Without Tears


Thursday, November 4, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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