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Live Webinar on September 1: “My Child’s Handwriting Is So Messy!” Strategies for Improving Dysgraphia in Children with ADHD

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects the ability of a child, teen, or adult to express their thoughts on paper and on screen. It affects 20% to 60% of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In addition to impairing handwriting and keyboarding, dysgraphia interferes with academic achievement and self-esteem. In other words, it is much more than messy writing.

Dysgraphia varies in its symptoms and severity, and can be easy to miss in kids, particularly in mild cases. If your child has dysgraphia, they may struggle with more than just writing — they might also find it hard to tie shoelaces, for example. Because children with dysgraphia are often skilled at reading or at expanding on a topic verbally, their struggles with writing may be blamed on “laziness” or “carelessness.” Like other learning disabilities, dysgraphia is genetic and often runs in families.

Occupational therapist and best-selling author Lindsey Biel explains why children can’t always show what they know on paper, and provides practical sensory-smart strategies that can help them do that.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why handwriting requires much more than fine motor skills
  • Fun activities that build underlying, foundational skills
  • Practical ways to enhance attention and reduce conflicting sensory input
  • Multisensory strategies that helps kids with ADHD enjoy writing
  • Tips and tools for handwriting and keyboarding

Certificate of Attendance: For information on how to purchase the certificate of attendance option, register for the webinar, then look for instructions in the email you’ll receive around 45 minutes after it ends. The certificate of attendance link will also be available here, on the webinar replay page, several hours after the live webinar. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.

Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.

Meet the Expert Speaker

Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist with a private practice in New York City where she evaluates and treats children, adolescents, and young adults with sensory processing issues, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, and other challenges. With the COVID-19 pandemic, she now offers teletherapy to families and schools nationwide.

Lindsey is co-author of the award-winning Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, with a foreword by Temple Grandin.  She is also the author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens and has authored two chapters in Dr. William Steele’s book Optimizing Learning Outcomes as well as contributed to the all-new edition of Kim West’s classic Good Night, Sleep Tight.

Register for this free expert webinar to learn strategies for improving dysgraphia in children with ADHD on Tuesday, September 1 at 1 pm ET.  https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1346109&tp_key=3b93776813Sign up and you will receive the free webinar replay link after 9/1 as well!  Not available September 1? Don’t worry. Register now and we’ll send you the replay link to watch at your convenience.

Details

Date:
September 1
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/how-to-improve-handwriting/