Developing the skills needed, to support handwriting in the early school years
DateWed, 27th September, 2017
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSt William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
This course is for any adult who works with pupils in nursery, reception and Year 1 (Key Stage 1).
To help teachers and learning support staff, learn how to turn scribbles into legible written words.
This course will address your handwriting expectations and look at how difficult handwriting is to learn from a child’s perspective. It will review the core developmental stepping stones a child reaches, in order to become a proficient writer.
The morning will focus on the importance of gaining skills in muscle strength, visual perception and hand skills, teaching the steps of body stability, through to pencil grip and paper position using a whole class approach. It will look at what can realistically be achieved without needing extra 1 to 1 support. There will also be an opportunity to learn how to identify the child that needs extra support with handwriting.
The afternoon addresses how to set up a small group and what to do if you are working 1 to 1 with a child. It will examine examples of handwriting (brought by yourself). The analysis of problem areas and strategies for improvement will be shared, enabling everyone to learn from each other. During this time, you will have an opportunity to build upon your repertoire of handwriting resources by trying the activities that can make a real difference, even to the reluctant writer.
£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places
Course name:Developing the skills needed, to support handwriting in the early school years
Date:Wed, 27th September, 2017
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
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Sheilagh is a children’s occupational therapist and has 20+ years experience working in early years, primary and secondary settings, including special needs schools. She is also the author of a best-selling book entitled The Early Handwriting Toolkit (Hinton House Publishers 2015), Boost Learning in the Primary Classroom (Routledge 2015), and Developing Handwriting Skills (Special Children Magazine, 2014), as well as articles for the OT News.
As well as maintaining a clinical caseload Sheilagh runs training courses for schools and parents on all aspects of handwriting. She shows schools how they can transform handwriting abilities by spending as little as 15 minutes a day.
Sheilagh has spoken at:
* TES SEN Show 2013 to 16
* Bett Show
* Mums Show Live
* The OT Show
* The Annual OT Conference
* The University of Chichester