"Kindergarten Handwriting Assessment Worksheet"
First Strokes® Multi-sensory Handwriting Workshops WITH LABS and MAKE AND TAKE! Presented by: Jan Goins-McCleskey, MA, OTR *** INTEGRATING HANDWRITING AND MAKING IT SUCCESSFUL FOR ALL STUDENTS (no matter WHAT program you use!!) **FUN! Feb 26, 2008 1 Day Ft Myers, Florida March 3.4 2 DAY Ann Arbor, Michigan WKSHOP 2008 * Can come to Day 1 only March 10, 1 Day 2008 Daytona Beach, FL March 31, 1 Day Portland, Maine 2008 April 7, 8, 2 DAY Overland Park, Kansas WKSHOP 2008 April 14, 1 Day Tulsa, Oklahoma 2008 April22, 1 Day Knoxville, Tennessee 2008 April 28, 1 Day Columbia, South Carolina 2008 Please share this brochure with: Occupational Therapists Dyslexia Coordinators and Teachers Preschool Teachers Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Teachers Special Education Teachers Principals Private Clinicians First Strokes ® NEW Multi-sensory Handwriting Workshops WITH LABS and MAKE AND TAKE! Developing Fine Motor Skills and Handwriting within the classroom through Empowering Teachers! Receive your own materials to inservice your own district, therapy staff or clinic!!! Presented by: Jan Goins-McCleskey, MA, OTR In 2002, Jan McCleskey, MA, OTR founded The Handwriting Clinic™, in Plano, Texas after 19 years as an occupational therapist in the public schools. Each summer over 300 students attend summer camps, and even more attend after school classes during the year. The secret to the success of the clinic is likely the creative approaches used to make handwriting fun and attainable with the goal to get the student using standard school handwriting curriculum, 3 lined paper or notebook paper quickly. By using research based knowledge of developmental hand skills, visual motor skills and graphomotor skills, Jan has created programs and products that work. She is the author of the First Strokes® Products for print, cursive and fine motor skills development. For the past 6 years, she has traveled extensively doing First Strokes® workshops nationally. This year, Jan is presenting 2 workshops! Both workshops incorporate the multi-sensory philosophy of the clinic, with zany, novel and creative activities that even seasoned therapists and teachers will find inspiring. So if you are tired of boring workshops, you will find these workshops full of ideas, with extensive handouts to use as a resource. One problem in school today is the lack of time for handwriting and fine motor skills development. There is an emphasis on learning handwriting at an early age, and there is an explosion of students diagnosed with dysgraphia! It has increasingly become clear, that there is a significant need for making fine motor, visual motor and handwriting skills more successful within the classroom. This year, Jan is presenting 2 workshops. The workshops emphasize intervention and multi-sensory techniques that are directed towards empow- ering teachers and therapists NO MATTER WHAT HANDWRITING PROGRAM IS USED. This workshop is very applicable to preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, 1st - 3rd grade teachers, special education teachers, dyslexia intervention teachers and occupational therapists. Participants receive a comprehensive resource CD with massive handouts for resource lists and inservice training activities incorporated in the workshops so that attendees can inservice their schools or clinics. Day 1 participants explore 50 multi-sensory labs to enhance their knowledge of therapeutic and remedial techniques. Day 1 participants receive the Day 2 handouts and information. Day 2 is a great day to generalize a LOT of information from Day 1 and functionally apply skills to assessment and therapeutic strategies. We typically hear Day 1 participants tell us that the workshop is absolutely applicable immediately and even highly experienced therapists tell us that they get so many new ideas and strategies in Day 1. We can’t provide Day 2 workshops often and run a Handwriting Clinic in Plano, but we do usually do two a season. If you can make a Day 2 workshop, it is a LOT of fun! Comments from Others Who Have Why Attend? Attended First Strokes® Workshops: • Get NEW, FUN and CREATIVE fine motor and handwriting intervention techniques to use with students IN the classroom or in a • I have been a therapist for 20 years, and I dread going clinical setting, Explore labs and have fun with Make and Take to inservices – they usually appear to be the same old Activities. thing and I rarely learn much new information. Thank • Go back to your district and be empowered to give inservices to you for all the wonderful ideas. I can use them Preschool - K teachers, and 1st - 5th grade teachers on QUICK immediately intervention techniques for handwriting development and legibility to • This was great! I loved all the multi-sensory ideas! use within the classroom.. • I loved the remedial strategies for handwriting errors! • Learn a therapeutic intervention program that works well with • "Nice reinforcer to Mary Benbow's 2.5 day handwriting students who struggle or adapt your own curriculum conference. (Hers was clinical; yours was functional/ • Get massive handouts of inexpensive resources for labs or toolkits applicable)" for fine motor skills and handwriting intervention. • I loved being able to watch demonstrations. I liked the hands on approach of the lab portion. It helped develop/ enhance clinical ideas" • As an OT, I wish our teachers were here to hear this". • This program was very applicable - can use it tomorrow" NEW! First Strokes® Multi-sensory NEW! First Strokes® Handwriting Workshop — Experiential Lab /Training Day (day 2) a Handwriting, Visual and Fine Motor Lab Day (Columbus, OH and Milwaukee, WI only) Please note: Day 1 covers First Strokes products in general and gives techniques no matter what program you use. Day 2 is more specific training on First Strokes products, but concepts can be generalized. Day 2 is appropri- 7:30 - 8:00 Registration (MUFFINS OR BAGELS AND COFFEE/TEA) ate for OT’s, special ed teachers. Day 1 is appropriate for OT’s, special ed teachers, dyslexia coordinators, AND Please be on time so you can get full contact hours credit regular ed teachers - preschool - 3rd grade. Day 2 is a very active day, with in seat and out of seat activities 8:00 start time! Introduction and Fabulous Lab Demonstration! throughout the day. TO GO TO DAY 2, A PARTICIPANT MUST HAVE ATTENDED A DAY 1 WORKSHOP 8:15 - 8:45 Learning to Write in School - too fast, too soon, too hard - 7:30 - 8:00 Registration (MUFFINS OR BAGELS AND COFFEE/TEA) problems with students who have poor fine and visual motor skills, dyslexia or 8:00 - start time Welcome and handwriting samples (will use in pm). Divide into work dysgraphia groups. 8:45 - 9:45 Empowering teachers to Integrate Handwriting Within the 8:10 - 8:45 Sensorimotor Gym Activities Classroom with NO TIME but still helping kids that struggle! MAKE AND TAKE: Left/Right Discrimination Poster A toolkit of FUN, high interest activities for large motor, 8:45 - 9:15 GROUP ACTIVITY: Assessment Lab: Pre-K thru 1st grade. medium motor, and small motor learning techniques to help 9:15 - 9:30 PRINT LAB: Visual cueing techniques, reversal strategies. students with fine motor and visual motor delays. Zany Writing LAB - Shaving Cream Monsters, “facilitated handwrit- Receive CD training handouts for YOU to teach staff ways ing/cueing” to better integrate ANY handwriting program within the 9:30 - 9:45 BREAK classroom, clinic or therapeutic setting. 9:45 - 10:00 Reversal Tip Game - memorize reversal techniques and play rocket 9:45 -10:00 BREAK launcher game to win PRIZES! 10:00 - 10:30 Overview of First Strokes Print Programs using lab 10:00 - 10:45 GROUP ACTIVITY: Assessment for 2nd grade and Above. A FUN demonstrations of cool, medium motor activities. way to get Quick Remediation/. Go over assessment for 2nd grade and 10:30 - 11:30 Remedial Strategies for therapeutic intervention: above. RECEIVE: * CD handout for YOU to teach an inservice on Remedial RECEIVE: * One Hour to Legibility Inservice Kit/CD for Older Strategies and Errors within YOUR program. Students ($35 value) (CD includes assessment for older students) Discuss spacing, sizing strategies, number reversals, vision related 10:45 - 11:15 Zany Writing LAB - Make alien eyeballs, use special paper to cue learning differences sizing 11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH - on your own 11:00 - 11:15 Legibility Techniques for “fill in the blank worksheets”, math 12:30 - 1:00 Remedial strategies (cont): worksheet legibility, speed handwriting, handwrit- 11:15 - 11:45 MAKE AND TAKE: Numbers Curriculum ACTIVITY: Number ing errors, strategies for older students Rhymes Group discussion: Multi-sensory ways to work on numbers 1:00 - 1:15 First Strokes NEW Cursive Program overview (all inclusive - has remedial 11:45 - 12:45 LUNCH - on your own techniques integrated within program!) 12:45 - 1:05 MAKE AND TAKE: Balloon Exercisers for Grasp, Homemade Shav- 1:15 - 1:30 LAB DEMONSTATION: Therapeutic “facilitated writing” using ing Cream Air Putty for grasp exercises Exploding Playdough and Other Zany Writing Topics 1:05 - 1:40 First Strokes Cursive LAB - Learn sequencing, speed handwriting, 1:30 - 2:30 FINE MOTOR/GRASP PRESENTATION: touch and trace concepts, generalizing to notebook paper. RECEIVE: PENCIL GYMNASTICS KIT for YOU to teach staff how to 1:40 - 1:50 MAKE AND TAKE: Jello creatures for cursive writing generalization integrate fine motor skills and grasp 1:50 - 2:05 Speed lab. Metronome work for cursive. Retrain the Brain activities. development into the classroom, clinic or parent training. 2:05 - 2:20 BREAK with cookies! Therapeutic Strategies/Research Studies - Should we change funky grasps? 2:20 - 2:50 Adapting curriculum - Integrating OT Objectives into the regular ed IEP Tx. for specific grasp pattern errors. CREATIVE Intervention Strategies that 2:50 - 3:20 MAKE AND TAKE: Make individualized curriculum activity to work even seasoned therapists will love. Hard to solve problem grasps. with 2:30 - 3:10 WALK-AROUND MULTI-SENSORY students who have severe visual motor needs/low cognitive skills or autism. WRITING AND FINE MOTOR/GRASP LABS!! 3:20 - 4:00 Group Discussion Case Studies for assessment//Treatment planning for (50 lab stations!) Explore the COOLEST multi-sensory pre teaching strategies for grasp development and letter formation. school, K, 1st, older students, special needs students - including class- 3:10 - 3:15 Lab Breakdown/Break room 3:15 - 3:30 Dysgraphia, Dylexia, Learning Disabilities, Assistive Technology integration and clinical setting. Prize giveaway. 3:15 - 3:55 Ideas for students with autism or low cognitive skills *Note - Day 2 is a generalization of skills from Day 1. Day 1 participants receive the Day 2 3:55 - 4:00 Post evaluation, group questions, prize give-away, wrap up handouts and information. Day 2 is a great day to generalize a LOT of information from Day 1 and functionally apply skills to assessment and therapeutic strategies AND it is a lot of FUN! Course Objectives: The goal of this workshop is for the attendee to have a resource of information to be able to inservice staff at their own facility! • Recognize the typical progression of handwriting in school and how to adapt ANY handwriting program to be more successful for students that struggle • Observe intervention techniques for remedial handwriting for number Course Objectives reversals, letter reversals, worksheet legibility, math legibility, kinesthetic learning and recognition of handwriting errors for students with poor visual • Practice therapeutic strategies to teach the First Strokes Print and Cursive programs through group labs and demonstration. motor skills • Identify strategies for working with students with vision related learning • Identify and practice remediation techniques for visual memory, visual cueing, and visual motor integration of handwriting within labs differences through a power point presentation and written handout • Identify activities for grasp and writing labs within a classroom or clinical setting and • Review a developmental log for preschoolers, the First Strokes assessment, and the assess- ment for 2nd grade and above receive a resource list of activities • Practice CREATIVE therapeutic techniques for large, medium and small motor learn- • Recognize techniques for improving integration of handwriting from therapeutic intervention into generalization of skills into classroom. ing of letter formation in print and cursive through walk-around labs that can be inte- grated into classroom or clinical settings • Make “take home” materials for intervention for handwriting, number reversal • Recognize remedial intervention techniques for letter formation, letter reversals, num- curriculum, grasp/fine motor skills, special populations ber reversals, kinesthetic handwriting • Discuss case studies and treatment intervention at different grade levels, and how to • Observe lab resources for creating zany writing ideas for generalization of handwriting integrate skills into a classroom or clinic setting. into words, sentences and paragraphs • View slides on the Error Recognition and Grading Scale CD • Review selected research on grasp development and intervention and discuss reasons and strategies to change or “tweak” grasps when needed • Observe how to modify handwriting curriculum for students with low cognitive skills or autism • Recognize assistive technology options for students with poor handwriting Course Hours Registration begins at 7:30 am and workshop starts at 8:00. Please be on time - we are required to give amended certificates for late arrivers. Each workshop is worth 6.5 contact hours. OT’s: Each workshop has been approved for .65 AOTA CEU’s. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.” AOTA Education Level: Introductory Category 1: Domain of OT 2: OT Process If you arrive late or leave early, the certificate will reflect actual hours attended in the workshop and will be mailed. The sign-in/sign-out procedures/amended certificates are required by the AOTA Approved Provider Program. Confirmation of Workshop/Cancellation Policy: Confirmations of registration are sent via fax or email. If a faxed or email confirmation cannot be sent, a post card is mailed. For inquiries regarding confirmation or cancellations, please email our workshop coordinator at Tammy@FirstsStrokesHandwriting.com or call 972 814-1296. Cancellations made within 7 days of the workshop are refundable less a $20 administrative charge per registrant. For cancellations made after materials are packaged and or shipped /catering is confirmed, (less than 7 days prior to workshop), a $30 administrative charge per registrant will be made, but all other workshop fees are fully refundable. No materials/books are available with cancellations, but orders for materials are always available online. If a registrant cannot attend, another person may attend in the registrants place, and continuing education certification will be awarded to the new registrant. Disclosure Policy: The Handwriting Clinic must disclose in advance any proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service or material discussed during the activity and the source of any compensation related to the presentation. It is the pol- icy of The Handwriting Clinic that proprietary interest from other commercial vendors is not allowed. Our Guarantee: The Handwriting Clinic sponsors high quality workshops. Our workshops are guaranteed to improve clinical knowledge in the areas described in our literature. Please look at the learning objectives described in our literature prior to the workshop to determine if this workshop meets your professional learning needs. If you attend one of our workshops and do not receive the professional instruction described in our literature, please contact the clinic in writing within seven days following the program. We will work to resolve concerns, which may include partial refund of workshop fee. We also would like to hear of any professional complaints or concerns. Contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org Jan often needs 1 or 2 volunteers to help with registration and lab take down during workshops. To inquire email: email@example.com You would need to be available from 7:20 - 8:00 for registration and for 30 minutes following the workshop. $50 check paid to helpers! Registration Page 1 If mailing in registration, please print the three registration pages. Or you can use our simple online registration. STEP ONE: SELECT WORKSHOP:(check box(es) Feb 26, 2008 1 Day Ft Myers, Florida Ambassador Riverfront Hotel (Tues) 2500 Edwards Drive Fort Myers, FL 33901 March 3. . DAY 1 Ann Arbor, Michigan 2 Day Workshops—can come 2008 Holiday Inn Ann Arbor to first day only, or both days. (Mon) 3600 Plymouth Rd Cannot come to 2nd day only Ann Arbor, MI 48105 unless you have previously * Can come to Day 1 only been to a Day 1 workshop. March 4. DAY 2 Ann Arbor, Michigan 2008 (Tues) March 10, 1 Day Daytona Beach, Florida El Caribe Resort and Conf Center 2008 2125 S Atlantic Ave\ (Mon) Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118 March 31, 1 Day Portland, Maine Wyndam Portland Airport Hotel (used to 2008 be the Sheraton) (Mon) 363 Maine Mall Road South Portland, Maine 04106 April 7, 2008 DAY 1 Overland Park, Kansas (Mon) Radisson Overland Park 12601 W. 95th Street , (95th & I- 35) , Lenexa, KS 66215 April 8, 2008 DAY 2 Overland Park, Kansas (Tues) April 14, 2008 1 Day Tulsa, Oklahoma (Mon) Hilton Tulsa Southern Hills 7900 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74136 April22, 2008 1 Day Knoxville, Tennessee Holiday Inn Central@Papermill (Tues) 1315 Kirby Road Knoxville, TN 37909 April 28, 2008 1 Day Columbia, South Carolina Courtyard by Marriott Downtown at USC (Mon) 630 Assembly Street Columbia, South Carolina 29201 ***PARKING FEE IS $10 LATE REGISTRATION OFTEN AVAILABLE. Call 972 814-1296 or register online. Registration needs to be in the Tuesday before the workshop in order to guarantee materials at the workshop site, but we do try to send extra materials. Directions/Maps - available at www.firststrokeshandwriting.com - or type in address to Yahoo Maps. Please leave early enough to be on time if you get lost, get in traffic, etc. THC claims no responsibility for inaccuracy of maps - we post them from Yahoo maps. What to Bring - Please bring a sweater or a jacket. Dress is very casual - blue jeans are fine - lots of paint! We will have coffee/hot tea and water throughout the day. Muffins or bagels are provided in the early am, and cookies mid- afternoon. May want to bring a good pen, soft drinks, etc. Registration Page 2 STEP TWO: REGISTRANT INFORMATION: _____________________________________________OT/COTA?__________ ___________________________________________________________________ Name: Last, First, (include title - ex. OT, OTR, teacher, etc) (needed for Work Ph Cell Ph Home Ph certificate) _________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Work Address Home Address _________________________________________________________ __________________________ ____________________ District/Facility Name Email address Fax Number STEP THREE: WORKSHOP INFORMATION: I am registering for: ___________________________________ Workshop Date(s) ___________________________________ Location (city) ___________________________________ Please check: (materials shipped to workshop site) DAY 1: $195 registration - (3 or more registrants - $180 each, 5 or more - $169 each) INCLUDES: Comprehensive Handouts of all Power point slides Pencil Gymnastics Kit ($24.95 value) Inservice Training Handouts for your facility Bagels or Muffins. Coffee, Tea, Cookie Break *Note - Day 1 is a “workshop”, not simply an inservice, and the attendee will also get to participate in the walk-around multi-sensory labs and see many lab demonstrations. This is a workshop on handwriting, fine motor and visual motor integration of skills within the classroom. It is appropriate for private clinicians or those who do direct inter- vention as well. It briefly discusses the First Strokes ® Products, but 90 percent of the workshop is on how to integrate fine motor, visual motor and handwriting intervention using ANY handwriting program.. May we also suggest REDUCED pricing of the following products which would be shipped to the workshop location free: (SEE BELOW to order) Descriptions on First Strokes Website. Day 2 is more specific information on First Strokes Products. Day 1 focuses on more general handwriting concepts *********************************************************************************************************************************************************** DAY 2: $174 registration (3 or more registrants - $159 each) INCLUDES: RAPID ONE HOUR LEGIBILITY STEP FOUR: (optional) REDUCED PRICES ON PRODUCTS TRAINING KIT - $35 value Experiential Labs /Materials for Make and Take Handouts Bagels or Muffins. Coffee, Tea, Cookie Break * Note - Day 2 is a hands-on, experiential workshop and attendance is limited. The participant will learn through hands-on labs, make-it/take-it, group discussion, games. IT IS ENCOURAGED FOR PARTICIPANTS/GROUPS ATTENDING DAY 2, TO PURCHASE THE FIRST STROKES PRINT AND/OR CURSIVE PRODUCTS PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP, ALTHOUGH NOT REQUIRED. ********************************************************************************************************************************************************** We are offering some products at a reduced price if purchased prior to the workshop. Only products listed below are eligible for reduced pricing - see catalog online for additional products. No products will be available for purchase during the workshop. Please check product and include pay- a ment with registration (free shipping!). Descriptions of products available from www.FirstStrokesHandwriting.com or we can mail catalog. Products will be delivered to workshop site. First Strokes Multi-sensory Handwriting Kit (Retail $80) Comes with 6 Ch. Instructors manual, assessment, CD with narrated storybook and printable worksheets, Billy Learns His ABC’s storybook, upper case workbook, lower case workbook, stamp set. Reduced Price $50.00 First Strokes Advanced Print Workbook - Block Edition Retail Price: $11.95 Reduced Price $8.50 Registration Page 3 STEP FIVE: PAYMENT WORKSHOP PRICE: ______________________ FIRST STROKES PRODUCTS TOTAL (optional) _____________________ TOTAL DUE: _______________________ If you are registering with additional attendees for a reduced price, please list the attendees names below: Day 1: Day 2: METHOD OF PAYMENT - Payable to: The Handwriting Clinic Personal check No. ____________ Facility check no.: _____________ Purchase order No. ____________ Credit card (Visa/Mastercard only): (Credit card number: ____________________________ Exp. Date ______) Registration by mail: Send to: Workshop Coordinator, First Strokes Workshops 1506 Capital Ave, Ste. 150 Plano, Texas 75074 Registration by phone: Call 972 814-1296 T,W, or Th (Ask for Tammy) credit card only Registration by fax: (purchase order/credit cards only) send to: 214 291 - 5435 Registration online: (credit card only) www.FirstStrokesHandwriting.com - ONLINE REGISTRATION IS VERY SIMPLE WITH A CREDIT CARD THANK YOU FOR YOUR REGISTRATION. IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL OR POST CARD CONFIRMATION. WE WILL EMAIL CONFIRMATIONS FOR LATE REGISTRATIONS. ONLINE REGISTRATIONS RECEIPT OF PAYMENT WILL BE CONFIRMATION ON ATTENDANCE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING CONFIRMATIONS TO THE WORKSHOP SITE. WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE WORKSHOP! How did you get this workshop: ___ postcard mailed to home ___ postcard mailed to work ___ co-worker ___ AOTA website ____ other: ______________________________________________________________