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Digital Seminar

Size Matters Handwriting Program: Proven and Practical Strategies


Faculty:
Beverly H Moskowitz
Duration:
5 Hours 40 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Feb 09, 2015
Product Code:
POS062510
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Graduate legible printers from your caseload in record time

  • Multi-tiered instruction perfect for RTI, collaborative teaching, therapeutic intervention, home programs, centers, and more

  • Innovative, proven and game-changing approach

  • Fiscally friendly with easily embeddable concepts that work with YOUR current curriculum

  • Easy quantitative progress monitoring

SIZE MATTERS HANDWRITING PROGRAM (SMHP) is the most efficient way of promoting printing consistency and competence. More than a font, it is the big picture that enables children to see their writing as a whole, rather than merely individual letters. Using straight-forward key concepts and ‘tactile’ visuals, children know what they’re aiming for and how to get there.

The (SMHP) is concept-driven, practical and easily embedded into the curriculum with minimal to no investment. Even better, the progress monitoring is fast and simple. SMHP can be implemented in a number of ways and works equally well as a full curriculum, therapeutic intervention, home program, RTI adjunct, collaborative model and center time activity. Teachers who are already swamped, note that the changes in legibility happen immediately and dramatically.

SMHP is a new way of teaching and remediating handwriting. It uses language from the existing literacy, social studies, science or even math lessons. Printing practice of words, phrases and sentences happens while actually learning the curricular content. Never before has skill acquisition, practice and carryover been so easy and fun. Most importantly, it works and has been proven…. because when it comes to neat printing…. Size Matters!

Credits


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Educators

This course consists of 6.25 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Indiana Educators

6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Montana Educators

This self-study package is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.


New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.  


Texas Educators

PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours.


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AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 self-study contact hours or 0.6 CEUs in the Category of . The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 02/09/2021.


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Faculty

Beverly H Moskowitz Related seminars and products: 1


Beverly H. Moskowitz, DOT, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, is a nationally recognized speaker with over 38 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist and a specialist in educationally based practice. As a consultant and school therapist, she serviced more than 15 school districts, working in over 60 different settings. Her broad exposure to varied teaching methods, administrative concerns and treatment interventions confirmed her resolve to insure function, participation and inclusion for all students without wasting time or money.

 

In 2010, Bev launched Real OT Solutions, Inc. Its mission is to provide therapists, teachers, schools, parents and kids, with Effective, Efficient, Affordable and Fun solutions to school needs. Guided by the research and literature regarding motor, motivational and learning theories, development, brain function and printing skills in particular, Bev conceptualized constructs and strategies to enable her students to achieve real and lasting improvements in handwriting. The result has been a body of intellectual property and products that reflect current educational policy and practices alongside the latest evidence and curricular demands.

 

Author of multiple publications including Practical Strategies for Increasing the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Impact of Your School-Based Occupational Therapy Practice, she strives to teach other therapists how to implement best practices. Bev has also authored the largest research study ever done on handwriting.

 

Bev earned her Bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s and Doctorate from Temple University, and serves on the Advisory Board for Temple University. She continues to mentor, consult, teach, research, develop new materials and learn.


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Outline

Why Teach Handwriting?

  • Handwriting—the evidence
  • MRI studies linking writing with learning
  • The journey and efficacy behind the Size Matters Handwriting Program
  • P = .001 level of significance!!!
  • Why this concept-driven approach (versus workbook-driven) is a game-changer

8 Key Concepts + Embedded Instruction = Legibility and Functionality

  • Writing Lines, Go Lines and Finish Lines
  • Letter lines
  • Stop reversals with Super C
  • Touch points
  • Starting points and initial lines
  • Letter size
  • Self-monitoring and self-determination
  • Inside spacing/outside spacing

Strategies, Techniques & Implementation

  • Embed handwriting sensibility into language arts, social studies, science and math lessons during push-in collaboration
  • Low-tech and high-tech options you can make to strengthen teacher carryover, student buy-in and overall neat printing
  • Empower students with The Dice Game
  • Easy scoring + self-scoring = quantitative data anytime, anywhere
  • Star-worthy letters
  • Wall of handwriting fame
  • Handwriting club
  • Written language production standards
    • Handwriting methods and goals to complement the Common Core
  • Letter line equations and other instructive letter line games
  • Make your own letter builders—a great center time activity
  • Graduate printers to higher grade level paper when handwriting is part of your curriculum, therapeutic intervention, RTI and more

Quantifying Handwriting

  • Initial assessment, including the Point of View Survey
  • Scoring accuracy in letter size and spacing in seconds
  • Copying assessment
  • Writing measurable, obtainable and reimbursable handwriting IEP goals
  • Treatment scenarios with accommodations, modifications, treatment options and more
  • Fiscal responsibility - save your schools and districts money by investing in concepts rather than workbooks
  • Hands-on exploration and labs

Objectives

  • Describe the Key Concepts of SMHP and how to use them.
  • Summarize the evidence and literature supporting handwriting instruction and the Size Matters Handwriting Program.
  • Outline how to implement the Size Matters Handwriting Program in a variety of settings.
  • Explain how to score for Letter Size, inside and outside spacing and copying.
  • Administer the Intake, interpret findings and identify appropriate treatments, modifications or accommodations.
  • Write observable and measurable handwriting IEP goals.
  • Create your own supportive materials for use in your classrooms so you can get your students and teachers stared on the road to functional legible printing.

Target Audience

Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, and other Mental Health Professionals

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