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    Dysgraphia: Loops, Lines and Letters

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    Add to Calendar 12/08/2019 09:00 AM 12/08/2019 12:30 PM America/Chicago Dysgraphia: Loops, Lines and Letters Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Pensacola/Gulf Breeze
    Phone: 850-203-1333
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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst

Course Description

There are two ways to participate in this live stream event (BOTH count as LIVE Continuing Education!):
  1. in the LIVE STUDIO audience in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. via LIVE STREAM around the world - Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer and interact with the instructor.

Course begins: 9:00 AM Central (10:00 AM Eastern; 8:00 AM Mountain; 7:00 AM Pacific)
1:00 PM Central (2:00 PM Eastern; 12:00 PM Mountain; 11:00 AM (noon) Pacific)

Please contact our office if you have any questions. 850-916-8886.

Success in functional written communication skills is directly connected to scholastic achievement as seen through the most prevalent referral driven factor - dysgraphia. Jenny will use a variety of lecture, videos, labs and case studies to guide therapists through the evaluation and treatment path for school aged children who are challenged with dysgraphia. Jenny will demonstrate how to identify the language, motor, sensory, and perceptual deficits underlying this challenge. Participants will learn signs and symptoms, and multiple assessment tools to identify the elements of dyslexic dysgraphia; motor dysgraphia; and spatial dysgraphia. Attendees will obtain a variety of interventions, technology tools and compensatory adaptations that can be used immediately. Jenny always shares videos and case studies to show real-life applications of progressive plans of care.

Course Level: Intermediate

AOTA Classification Codes
Domain of OT: Performance Skills, Areas of Occupation
OT Process: Intervention

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss evidence-based neurological characteristics of dysgraphia and the statistical impact dysgraphia has on a child’s functional performance in school
  • Select specific assessment tools to ascertain dysgraphia indicators and differentiate three types of dysgraphia; dyslexic dysgraphia, motor dysgraphia, and spatial dysgraphia.
  • Develop practical compensatory strategies and interventions for children with dysgraphia to improve productive handwriting skills.

Jenny L Clark


Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L graduated from The University of Kansas in 1990 with distinction, and has helped children over the past 29 years as a licensed pediatric occupational therapist working as a speaker, consultant, private practitioner at her own clinic (Jenny’s Kids, Inc.), school-based occupational therapist, independent contractor for early intervention services, author, and inventor. Jenny received certification from Aura Wellness Center as a Kids Yoga Teacher in July 2017.
Her passion for developing new approaches to therapy can be seen in her diverse contributions to the field, including: the evidence-based curriculum material Learn to Move, Move to Learn: Sensorimotor Early Childhood Activity Themes (AAPC 2004), and the sequel Learn to Move, Moving Up! Sensorimotor Elementary School Activity Themes (AAPC 2009); two DVD’s Learn to Move: Dinosaurs (AAPC 2005), a companion to her first book, and Sensory Processing Disorder Kit: Simulations and Solutions for Parents, Teachers, and Therapist (AAPC 2006), which won the 2007 media in excellence video award from Autism Society of America; a music CD, Sing, Move, Learn (AAPC 2010), which accompanies the songs in her first book. Jenny was a contributing author for the book Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals (Greenwood Publishing Group 2007), as well as the author of a chapter in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Strategies. (Pearson Publishing 2011). Most recently, Jenny was the technical reviewer for The Everything Parents Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder (Terri Mauro, Adams Media 2014). Jenny is the inventor of the patent-pending “Weigh” Cool Bracelet (www.abilitations.com) and her most recent creation, Letter Treasure Hunt handwriting game (Therapro 2014).
Jenny is known for her dynamic personality, sprinkled with humor that engages people to ‘think outside the box’ inspiring unlimited creative ideas. Jenny’s favorite sensorimotor recreation includes tennis, mountain biking, gardening, and photography

Financial Disclosure: Jenny receives honoraria from CIAO Seminars for the presentation of her live courses and royalties for the purchase of her online courses. Jenny receives royalties for her Learn to Move, Move to Learn book from AAPC Publishing. Jenny receives royalties from School Specialty for the Learn to Move starter kit. Jenny receives royalties from Therapro for her game Letter Treasure Hunt.
Non-Financial Disclosure: none to disclose

Day 1

09:00 - 09:10
Neurological characteristics and causes dysgraphia
09:10 - 09:20
Statistical impact dysgraphia has on a child’s functional performance in school
09:20 - 09:30
Signs and symptoms of dysgraphia for clear identification
09:30 - 09:50
Differentiate between the 3 types of dysgraphia
09:50 - 10:00
Selecting specific assessment tools to ascertain dysgraphia indicators
10:00 - 10:15
Clinical observations to supplement evaluation information
10:15 - 10:30
Assimilate evaluation process to establish a therapeutic plan
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:00
Compensatory strategies for accommodations and modifications that can be implemented in a school setting
11:00 - 11:15
Technology tools for practical use and successful academic achievement
11:15 - 11:35
Remedial strategies to address dysgraphia needs for productive outcomes
11:35 - 11:55
Pediatric complimentary sensory-based therapeutic interventions and programs for dysgraphia
11:55 - 12:15
Establish a therapeutic plan

Delivery VIA:

  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 0.3 (3.0 Hours)
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider (0.3 ASHA CEUs) ASHA bubble sheet submission required
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider (0.3 AOTA CEUs)
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (3.0 PDUs)
  • 3.5 Hrs OT/COTAs in FL(CE#20-663765)

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)

CIAO Automatically reports to CE Broker for Florida Occupational and Physical Therapists and Assistants. Florida SLPs can either use the ASHA CE Participant Form (Bubble Sheet) or self-submit through CE Broker.


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