Teaching handwriting or handwriting remediation can be both one of the most rewarding and frustrating areas for occupational therapists. Most approaches tend to emphasize workbook-based rote skills, rather than any truly conceptual applications. Tiny Tots Therapy, Inc will be hosting Dr. Beverly Moskowitz, DOT, MS OTR/L, FAOTA, the author of Practical Strategies for Increasing the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Impact of your School-Based Occupational Therapy Practice, for a two-day workshop and SMHP certification course February 19-20 at the Renaissance Hotel in Woodbridge, NJ.
One of the many reasons Dr. Moskowitz is so highly sought and respected is that her method doesn’t rely on anecdotal or folk evidence, but rather on concrete statistics and data. The Size Matters Handwriting Program (SMHP) is not only suitable for professional therapists in clinical settings, but can be utilized by teachers in an inclusive classroom setting, in a remedial context, and even reinforced in the home. Dr. Moskowitz’s program is in use in every state, and outside of the US as well.
During the two-day workshop, Dr. Moskowitz will be offering the SMHP certification program for educators or professionals with a minimum of a two-year degree in an education or healthcare related field. A recommendation letter is also required for entry to the 2-day certification program.
Topics covered will include:
– Handwriting research
– SMHP success data
– 8 key concepts of SMHP
– Implementation strategies in different educational settings
– Lesson plans and data collection
– Treatment planning
– Varying accommodations
– Employing SMHP in classroom games
Tiny Tots Therapy, Inc hosts this and other programs throughout the year to further our primary goal of providing evidence-based services to assist every child’s learning. We emphasize a whole-child approach that includes traditional, holistic, alternative, and advanced treatment modalities combining sensory-motor integration and ABA methodology. Every child and family we work with is treated with respect for their unique personal and cultural needs.
The Size Matters Handwriting Workshop will be held February 19-20th in Woodbridge, NJ. To register online, visit the program’s website. For more information about the other services and programs Tiny Tots Therapy, Inc. offers, check our website for the latest news.