"Getting It Write"
A Multi-Sensory Program
Approach to Handwriting
Rosen-Lieberman, MA, OTR/L
Contact Hours (.6 AOTA CEUs)
Intro Level Course
Location & Hotel Info.
“Getting It Write” is a multisensory, 6 week handwriting program for children having difficulty with the foundation skills required for adequate handwriting maturation. Developed by occupational therapists, this group program can be adapted through school programs, clinical treatment, private practice, or community based programming. Included is a useful screening process to assist in recognizing and planning for the individual needs of each participant. Each of the six weeks concentrates on a different foundation skill required for developing good handwriting, including awareness of both sides of the body, somato-sensory processing, vestibular processing, visual-auditory processing, and fine motor skills. Self regulation strategies are encouraged through daily snacks, along with proper sitting posture, pencil grip and paper placement.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEU's, Performance
Suggested Audience: Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists
Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Obtain an understanding of the history and principles of the
“Getting It Write” program.
2. Gain a basic understanding of the developmental areas necessary for handwriting readiness.
3. Possess the basic knowledge to use the “Getting It Write”
4. Develop a basic understanding of each of the six week’s individual class structure, theme, materials necessary, etc.
5. Organize and utilize the “Getting It Write” program for use in their school, community, or practice situation.
Schedule * (6 contact hours)
8:30 • History & Handwriting Development • Book/Program Layout
10:45 • Screening Process and Practice • Class Structure
12:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 • Class Structure continued, Weeks 1-3
3:15 • Weeks 4-6
* Topic times may vary; contact hours do not.
“Love the interactive nature of the course – the experience of the instructor relevant to the program.”
“Thank you. Enjoyed the conference, including participation in activities.”
“Excellent activities and generous sharing of material.”
“I appreciate the extra mile taken to make info user friendly. The detailed info of how you have done things to make it easier is greatly appreciated.”
"Great Structure, handouts and activities."
"Excellent speaker who was willing to share her knowledge, experiences and activities, which made the course so much more interesting."
"Loved the movement breaks and also appreciated all of the goodies - CD's, objects and extra handouts."