OT's Role in Dysgraphia & Specific Learning Disability in Handwriting

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OT's Role in Dysgraphia & Specific Learning Disability in Handwriting

$40 | 2 Contact Hour, 0.20 CEUs

Educational level: Intermediate

Category 1: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery

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Pediatric OTs and OTAs frequently work with children with specific learning impairments, such as dysgraphia and disorders of written expression that impact handwriting. Kelli Fetter, MS, OTR/L has experience in these areas as both an occupational therapist and a mother.  Kelli shares her lived experiences in this course to prepare OT practitioners to better address these areas by providing the tools, resources and research to implement effective intervention strategies based on the current evidence and best practices. 

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

This OT continuing education course uses the following instructional methods: visual aides (ie slides), discussion board, guided note taking, and learning, and practice opportunities.

Content disclosure: This course does not exclusively focus on any specific product or service.

Presented by:
Kelli Fetter, M.S., OTR/L
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Learning Objectives
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
  • Analyze the signs and symptoms of specific learning disability in writing/dysgraphia. 
  • Create interventions for students with SLD-writing/dysgraphia that address the 3 types of interventions.
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Aspire OT is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development.
Course approval ID#  06721 
This Blended/Hybrid course is offered at 0.20 CEUs (Intermediate, OT Service Delivery)
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

What OTs and OTAs are saying about these courses

"If you are interested in school based OT and would like to expand your knowledge this is a great course for you."

OTA Course Participant for OT's Role in Dysgraphia & Specific learning Disability in Handwriting

"I highly recommend this course for all OTs. Handwriting is present in a good many of the occupations we all perform daily. This course will energize you to help lay the foundations for handwriting. It is not just about being able to "trace" a letter.

This course teaches/reinforces that reading and writing go together - each skill feeds the other. This course will give you the tools you need to then proceed to work with the whole individual student/client."

OT Course Participant for OT's Role in Dysgraphia & Specific learning Disability in Handwriting

Highly recommended. Content was well organized.

OT Course Participant for OT's Role in Dysgraphia & Specific learning Disability in Handwriting
Instructor bio
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about Handwriting Solutions
Kelli L. Fetter, M.S., OTR/L
Aspire OT Instructor

Kelli Fetter is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Handwriting Specialist. She formerly practiced OT for 10+ years and has extensive experience in pediatrics and more recently learning differences, including dysgraphia. She is trained in Handwriting Without Tears curriculum, Size Matters Program, and Because Neatness Matters Handwriting Programs and has specialized knowledge with Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, and more. She also has personal experience as a parent of a child with dyslexia and dysgraphia, which has led to her passion in helping children who are struggling with academics. Kelli has experience as an adjunct professor teaching pediatric and kinesiology courses in an occupational therapy assistant program. Kelli is the owner of Handwriting Solutions, which is a resource for families who need handwriting support.
Financial: Kelli is compensated as an Aspire OT instructor. Kelli is the owner/operator of Handwriting Solutions
Non Financial: There are no disclosures.
Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Payment of the course in full
  • View course videos in entirety
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
  • Complete the Post Course Evaluation
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
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Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
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Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

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