Teachers, Occupational Therapists, and Parents
Be the dysgraphia authority your school needs!
Become a Dysgraphia Specialist!
Gain a firm understanding of dysgraphia
Literacy = Reading (sensory) + Listening (sensory) +
Oral (motor) + Writing (motor) + Keyboarding + STEAM
Each skill has its own unique neural pathway
Ongoing Personal and Professional Development
Be Noble and Courageous! Stand up for your students today!
Improve Collaboration and Communication
- Learn Types/Symptoms of Dysgraphia
- Learn school terminology across disciplines
Design a Co-Teaching Approach
- Create Achievable Action Plans
- Apply Strategic Planning for Student Development
Streamline Treatment and Lesson Planning
- Create Engaging Lessons
- Increase Legibility and Speed
Are you embarrassed in the classroom because you don't know how to spot dysgraphia when you see it?
Are you frustrated in IEP meetings because other team members don't understand handwriting struggles?
When handwriting is not working properly, there is a DisConnect between the brain and body.
The best way to overcome poor handwriting is through effective practice.
A delay in handwriting is called dysgraphia.
Your students can overcome dysgraphia!
The primary goals of literacy are fluency, comprehension, legibility, speed, expression, accuracy, procedures, and conceptual knowledge.
These goals are separated into the following categories:
The primary goals of reading are fluency and comprehension.
The primary goals of writing are legibility and speed.
The primary goals of keyboarding are expression and accuracy.
The primary goals of math are procedures and concepts.
Begin your journey to be a noble, courageous, informed advocate for your students!
Cheri Dotterer author of Amazon Bestseller’s book Handwriting Brain-Body DisConnect is an occupational therapist for 25 years and has a private practice. Her specialty is empowering school professionals and parents to master FLAWLESS COURAGE by empowering them to find FLAWLESS POTENTIAL in themselves and others through dysgraphia awareness. She helps teachers identify Response to Intervention (RtI) and IEP/504 strategies, so they incorporate quick solutions for the students. She is a graduate of Alvernia and Misericordia Universities and been an adjunct and guest lecturer at both universities. Cheri and her husband of 29 years have two adult children.
Traditional one-shot professional development sessions are not effective for fostering professional learning.
When there is no follow-up to workshops, the best educational leaders can hope for is about 10% implementation.
Symptoms of Dysgraphia
I think the biggest thing I have learned is that there are different components/categories of dysgraphia. The assignments required me to analyze and reanalyze tasks.
After taking a step back to analyze dysgraphia, I didn’t realize there were so many differences between the different types!
I met and evaluated a kiddo today that I just know is dysgraphic. It was so clear, and I felt so good knowing, instead of wondering!