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Digital Seminar

Handwriting Can Be FUN! Utilizing Neuroplasticity to Build Pathways for Handwriting Confidence


Speaker:
Robyn Otty, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, FAOTA
Duration:
1 Hour 59 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Nov 13, 2021
Product Code:
POS065090
Media Type:
Digital Seminar



Description

Despite the introduction of technology, children spend 60% of their school time handwriting.

Impaired motor issues can hinder neurotypical children’s ability to write and complete fine motor coordination tasks required to be successful in day-to-day activities. These are even more exacerbated by children with disabilities.

Problems associated with handwriting can influence a child’s academic confidence, self-efficacy, and motivation for learning.

While handwriting is treated in different ways, therapists sometimes resort to expensive products which may show minimal efficacy. Specific programs target different objectives; therefore, taking a more holistic approach to handwriting may have a stronger impact on actual performance. Addressing handwriting from a child-centered approach using sensorimotor and motor learning (from items already in your toolbox) can be just as effective.

Robyn Otty, OTD covers the recent literature findings, shares useful tools and strategies, and creative fun ways to build a child’s handwriting performance!

Credits


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Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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Speaker

Robyn Otty, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, FAOTA's Profile

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Robyn Otty, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, FAOTA, is the program director and professor at Touro University Nevada's School of Occupational Therapy. She is a seasoned practitioner as an occupational therapist for 27 years, with over half her career in pediatrics. Robyn graduated from San Jose State University in 1994 and received her post-professional doctorate from Loma Linda University in 2020. She actively investigates cognitive approaches to occupational skill development and how students can take a more proactive approach to course design. Robyn actively presents on a variety of topics pertaining to pediatrics including handwriting, neuroplasticity, and behavior management.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Robyn Otty has an employment relationship with Touro University Nevada. She is an event coordinator and technician for Car-Fit. She receives speaking honoraria from PESI, Inc. and Summit Education. Dr. Otty receives recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Robyn Otty is a volunteer for Nevada Senior Services. She is a member of the Nevada Occupational Therapy Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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Objectives

  1. Determine dysfunctional handwriting and employ ways to creatively support fine and visual- motor skills to children of all ages.
  2. Theorize reasons for handwriting difficulties in all children and develop an understanding for environmental influences that impact fine motor development.
  3. Formulate ways to demonstrate value and objectively measure small changes over time to understand emerging trends and communicate a functional impact.

Outline

Background and Related Issues to Poor Handwriting Performance 
  • Neuroplasticity and Handwriting Performance 
  • Identify Dysfunction Handwriting Factors  
  • Analyze handwriting performance and identify common errors 
  • Demonstration of hand grasps     
  • Case example of poor handwriting performance 
  • Literature to support approaches for remediating handwriting difficulties 
  • Background and literature associated with poor motor development 
Solutions to Poor Handwriting 
  • Change the physical environment and/or change presented challenges for the “Just Right” challenge to build neuropathways 
  • Fun fine motor activities 
  • Demonstration of activities to create opportunities to build neuropathways   
  • Evidence-supported performance-based assessment tools 
Illustrate Importance of creating value to the therapeutic journey
  • Development of data collection methods 
  • Evidence-supported performance-based assessment tools 
  • Ensure creating a therapeutic story is part of the everyday experience - capture session value 

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

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