Become a Dysgraphia Specialist Today!
Be the dysgraphia authority your school needs!
What you Get by Enrolling
Module 1: Overview, Syllabus, and Course Expectations
Module 2: Definition and Impact
This week begins your journey into the types of dysgraphia and provides the basics to the stages of reading and writing.
Module 3: Brain and Sensory-Motor Systems
This week reviews the neuroanatomy of the brain and sensory-motor system that is used when reading and writing. They are broken down into terms and sequences that can be understood by non-medical professionals, teachers, and parents. Physiological functions associated with writing are examined.
Module 4: DECODING Visual, Memory, and Visual Memory
A deeper dive is taken into the most used sense in the classroom, vision. Visual perception and how it integrates with motor function and memory are explored.
Module 5: ENCODING Mechanical Dysgraphia
Handwriting is divided into three components. This week the biomechanical portions of handwriting are reviewed. Adaptive strategies are considered.
Module 6: ENCODING Language Dysgraphia
The second component of handwriting is language. This level is not just for speech therapists. Occupational therapists and teachers can gain treatment and lesson planning ideas for the inclusive classroom.
Module 7: ENCODING Cognitive Dysgraphia
The last component, cognitive, helps transform the most difficult aspects of writing by providing strategies to support the creative development of efficiently written expression.
Module 8: Evaluation and Case Studies
The course is wrapped up by bringing the instruction together to problem solve several case studies. You will also be asked to evaluate the course.
In the course, you will:
1. Verbalize a working definition of the Written Expression Disorder, dysgraphia as classified under Specific Learning Disability.
2. Delineate dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia so that they can summarize their classroom observations.
3. Summarize a gross description of the neural pathway connections for reading and writing.
4. Design a lesson plan or treatment intervention to improve retention of spelling and vocabulary using the techniques instructed based on Motor Learning Theory.
“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.” ~L.J.
“After taking a step back to analyze dysgraphia, I didn’t realize there were so many differences between them!” ~K.R.
“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!” ~K.A.
Yes! I want to learn more treatment skills!
Many students need the support of Orton-Gillingham programming. However, sometimes even those programs need to be adapted for some students. If you have a student that needs additional accommodations and modifications, this course is for you.
Some students are avid readers? Why can’t they write? Why do they refuse to write? If you want solutions that you can use for these students, this course is for you.
Do you want to pull your hair out some days with that student that simply cannot spell? There is a biological reason. Join us to find out more.
Do you need to improve your classroom scores for your school district’s overall rating? This course can help your English Language Arts programming without adding extra work to your day. With a few small adjustments to how you are presenting spelling and vocabulary, you will increase the overall retention of spelling for your students.
This course is designed for regular education and learning support classrooms. Some autistic classroom teachers will be able to take some of the ideas and utilize them with higher level students.
This course is not designed to be a behavioral management system.
Take hold of your classroom today!
To obtain your continuing education:
You are required to complete all assignments. Plan to spend at least 8 hours/week. Assignments may include creating a video, designing a game, role playing with other team members, reflection papers, or assesment analysis. We offer 36 PDUs through NBCOT for completion of the course. That is all you need during one 3 year cycle! For info regarding international continuing education, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.