What is Dysgraphia?

Blog Written by Cheri Dotterer November 8, 2019 The definition of dysgraphia has been one of controversy for many years, although it is a medical diagnosis, the medical community is vague about its definition. Since the medical definition leaves much of dysgraphia...

How to Make Virtual Lessons Even Better for your Students

How to Make Virtual Lessons Even Better for your Students Written by Cheri Dotterer September 4, 2020 It has been a wild and crazy week in the Dysgraphia Consultant office. I realized that although I’ve been working extremely hard to share ideas with you, my posts are...

How to put a grade to visual scanning

How to put a grade to visual scanning Written by Cheri Dotterer August 21, 2020 The following is a transcript of the video.   Full word search In this particular word search, we have borders around the letters all the way around. Not all word searches are going...

Do you assess prone extension and supine flexion Part 4

Do you assess prone extension and supine flexion Part 4 Written by Cheri Dotterer July 30, 2020 Over the past several weeks, we have discussed primitive reflexes and touched on some neuroanatomy. Prone extension and supine flexion are the postures that we have been...

Do you assess prone extension and supine flexion Part 3

Do you assess prone extension and supine flexion Part 3 Written by Cheri Dotterer July 24, 2020 Now that you understand the postures that I am referring to, let’s find out how they relate to primitive reflexes.  Prone extension and supine flexion help the body move in...

Do you assess prone extension and supine flexion Part 2

Do you assess prone extension and supine flexion Part 2 Written by Cheri Dotterer July 5, 2020 Several weeks ago, I began a series on primitive reflexes. Last week, I introduced the term tonic reflex. To recap, a tonic reflex is “the occurrence of an appreciable...

Do you assess prone extension and supine flexion? Part 1

Do you assess prone extension and supine flexion? Part 1 Written by Cheri Dotterer June 25, 2020 Neural development is such a complex part of human anatomy. Understanding what is normal or typical should look like if the first step to analyzing what abnormal can be....

What is the Reticular Formation?

What is the Reticular Formation? Written by Cheri Dotterer June 4, 2020 Have you ever looked at any digital renderings of the brain? Have you ever noticed how they become cross-sections of part of the medulla, pons, and midbrain with a line going through them? These...

Do you use rhythmic movements in treatment sessions?

Do you use rhythmic movements in treatment sessions? Written by Cheri Dotterer May 28, 2020 According to Harald Blomberg, MD, rhythmic movements help build neural synapse growth and facilitate the integration of primitive reflexes.  In 2015, he published The Rhythmic...

What is most important in handwriting instruction?

What is most important in handwriting instruction? Written by Cheri Dotterer May 22, 2020 With so many handwriting programs out there, what is the most important aspect of teaching or remediating handwriting? Consistency! Consistency of the language that you and the...

Do you have the courage to change your classroom for the better?

Do you have the courage to change your classroom for the better? Written by Cheri Dotterer May 10, 2020 March 13, 2020, will “go down in infamy” as the date that changed our generation. FDR spoke those famous words on December 8, 1941, the day after the Pearl Harbor...