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The TV Teacher: Revolutionizing Handwriting Using Video Modeling with Today’s Student – Multiple Locations!

Marnie Danielson, MHS, OTR/L

Tuesday – April 30, 2019 – New York City
Wednesday – May 1, 2019 – Long Island, NY
Thursday – May 2, 2019 – Staten Island, NY

Today’s student brings school-based therapists more challenge and opportunity than ever before. Empower yourself to grow your practice by using Video Modeling; an exciting, evidence-based approach to handwriting. All attendees will be given a FREE lower-case handwriting program and workbook as well as a FREE pre-writing program that can be used in treatment, or full classroom settings anywhere, anytime you want! Video modeling is fun, motivating, and the most cost- effective therapeutic tool at your fingertips. Practitioners will learn how to utilize this measurable, and evidence-based tool to transform your students. In addition, learn how to foster the development of pre-writing and fine motor skills for every age group in a fun and motivating way for today’s classroom, small group, and individual student. Both experienced AND novice therapists will learn the “Pyramid” of development and how crucial skill components transition into handwriting. Learn how sensory, cognition, emotion, and gross motor contribute to handwriting and academic success. Participate in our “3-300 activities” lab that will inspire use of simple, everyday tools to meet students’ goals and change your practice now.

*Each Participant will take home:

  • A copy of the Lowercase Alpha Beats Advanced Workbook. 
  • Unlimited use of the Lowercase Handwriting Program stream designed by TV Teacher.
  • Unlimited use of the Strokes, Shapes and Scenes stream designed by TV Teacher.


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Product Description

Marnie Danielson
has practiced OT for over 20 years and is a mother of 2 wonderful girls. She is a national speaker and co-creator of The TV Teacher, an award-winning handwriting program for children with special needs. Marnie has been published in several journals and has been featured on CBS, CNN, and NBC. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas and owns Lone Star Children’s Therapy, Inc.
Learning Objectives:
By the end of this program learners will be able to:

  • Understand how, when and where to use the Alphabet Beats Program and how video modeling “works” in multiple classroom settings with children of multiple skill levels.
  • Articulate knowledge of current research surrounding the video modeling approach and how to implement VM in a therapeutic setting.
  • Understand the pyramid of handwriting development, skills that effect fine motor development, and how to foster a child’s skill.
  • Develop an evidence-based understanding of how cognition, self-regulation, and gross motor skill contribute to handwriting development and how therapists can apply this knowledge in our practice.
  • Acquire an understanding of a multitude of easily implemented activities that foster motor, visual motor, and fine motor skill.

Cost & Location:

April 30, 2019
Hotel Pennsylvania
401 Seventh Avenue

COST: $345.00; $320.00 Early (must be postmarked 21 days before course)

Long Island Marriott
May 1, 2019
Uniondale, NY
*Long Island course will not offer refreshments

COST: $325.00; Early Registration $300.00 (must be postmarked 21 days before course)

Staten Island
Hilton Garden Inn New York/Staten Island
1100 South Ave
May 2, 2019

COST: $325.00; Early Registration $300.00 (must be postmarked 21 days before course)

*Each Participant will take home:

  • A copy of the Lowercase Alpha Beats Advanced Workbook. 
  • Unlimited use of the Lowercase Handwriting Program stream designed by TV Teacher.
  • Unlimited use of the Strokes, Shapes and Scenes stream designed by TV Teacher.

GROUP DISCOUNT: A discount will be given to each registrant when 3 or more registrations are received in the same envelope or within a 24 hour window when registering on-line.  Use code group3 at checkout.

In order to qualify for the group discounted rates, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours if registering on-line and in the same envelope if registering by mail.  PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after a group has been processed will not be eligible for the discount.

To ensure that all group members receive the appropriate discount, choose a group name and be sure that each person registering adds the name in the “other notes” section at checkout.


8:00 am – 3:00 pm

8- 9:45 – Alphabet Beats Handwriting Program:
The Video Modeling: Conceptualizing the TV Teacher Program

  • Video modeling for today’s student and classroom
  • Video examples and implementation
  • Video give away
  • Program use and implementation
  • Research: TV Teacher Handwriting Program
  • Video modeling research

9:45-10 – Break

10 -11:15 – Video Modeling: Transforming Your Practice

  • Video Modeling examples
  • Benefits of using VM in a variety of settings, with RTI, with push-in environments
  • Considerations when implementing video modeling with students
  • Implementation into individual practice; teaching teachers

11:15-12:00 – Lunch

12:00-2:00 – Fine Motor Development:

  • Handwriting in preschool – today’s student and today’s classroom
  • The Pyramid of Development
  • Today’s student’s sensory system, and neurological underpinnings
  • Effecting cognition and emotional states
  • Self-regulation and handwriting
  • Gross motor and handwriting – therapeutic examples
  • Fine motor and skill development – therapeutic examples
  • How cognition is stimulated by fine motor development
  • Research on the relationship of developmental skill and handwriting connection

2:00- 2:40 – “3-300” Activities Challenge to Develop Skills of the Pyramid:
Reflection on executive function, self-regulation, gross / fine motor skills and how we help today’s student using everyday activities and supplies – how do we use easy, cost-effective supplies to promote skills

Each lab group will use clinical experience to share how they progress students toward age appropriate success
Lab leaders will share activities and their contribution to specified skill components

2:40-3:00 – Questions/ wrap up

*Cost includes take-home kit.

Take-Home Kit Includes:

  • A copy of the Lowercase Alpha Beats Advanced Workbook. 
  • Unlimited use of the Lowercase Handwriting Program stream designed by TV Teacher.
  • Unlimited use of the Strokes, Shapes and Scenes stream designed by TV Teacher.

Target Audience:
Occupational Therapists and Assistants

Course Level:

Educational Credits:
6 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.


color web&ppt TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for .6 CEUs.  6 contact hours, Mixed Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills.