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Size Matters Handwriting Program: Proven | Practical | Measurable | Embeddable

Beverly H. Moskowitz, DOT MS OTR/L FAOTA

 

The Size Matters Handwriting Program is an embeddable, effective, measurable and proven way to teach printing.  Learn the Key Concepts and implementation options to build teacher buy-in and student carryover across all content areas.  Discover how to use SMHP for push-in collaboration, pullout therapy, stand-alone curriculum, Center, Home Program, Handwriting Club, and Response to Intervention. Accommodate students with learning differences.

As a concept-driven approach to teaching and remediating handwriting, SMHP requires minimal to no materials.  Using vocabulary from grade-level texts, SMHP students write language that is meaningful and authentic.  Additionally, children are empowered to self-monitor and peer mentor.
SMHP focuses on letter sizes versus letterforms.

When students correct errors in letter size, an immediate difference is made in the consistency & readability of the page. In fact, in the largest research study done on handwriting, students in the SMHP intervention groups showed change scores at a .001 level of significance.  And in a comparison of 9 curriculum-based handwriting programs, SMHP was concluded best for classrooms for which the primary goal is legibility.  Registration is limited. 

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May 11, 2020 – New York, NY – CANCELLED
May 12, 2020 – Cedarhurst, NY (Long Island) – CANCELLED

Early $305.00* | Regular $330.00

*Early registration must be received 21 prior to seminar.  For Group Discounts See Discounts Tab Below

$330.00

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Objectives

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course should be able to:

  • Cite handwriting research and SMHP evidence
  • Identify & explain Key Concepts
  • Describe strategies to implement SMHP in various settings and treatment models
  • Identify and list supportive SMHP therapy materials
  • Discuss data collection, including Screening, Assessment, goal writing and Progress Monitoring
  • Identify concepts and strategies to accommodate different learners

Target Audience

School-based OTs, OTAs, teachers, assistants, parents or providers working on writing skills.

Course Level

Introductory

Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

8:00-9:45            Introduction, Research on Handwriting

  • SMHP Evidence!
  • 8 Key Concepts

9:45-10:00          Break

10:00-11:30        Implementation Options: Push-in Collaboration, Pullout Therapeutic Intervention, Stand Alone Curriculum Accommodations

11:30-12:15        Lunch (on your own)

12:15-1:45          Implementation Options (continued):

  • Centers with Lab
  • Home Program, Handwriting Clubs
  • Strategies Before, During and After
  • Response to Intervention

1:45-3:00            Data – POVS, Intake, Progress Monitoring, Interpretation & Goal Writing

Questions and Answers

Faculty

Beverly H. Moskowitz, DOT MS OTR/L FAOTA 

Beverly H. Moskowitz is the author of multiple publications, and she strives to teach other therapists how to implement AOTA best practices, time-saving strategies, and progressive IDEA ideals while ‘keeping the fun going’. In 2015, she was inducted as a Fellow into the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Venue

May 11, 2020 – New York, NY
Hotel Pennsylvania
401 7th Avenue
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May 12, 2020
YILC
8 Spruce Street
Cedarhurst
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CEU'S

Educational Credits

Recognized by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education.  Approved for 6 contact hours.

Approved NYSED CTLE provider.  Sponsor ID #23746.

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

Approved NYSED CTLE provider.  Sponsor ID #23746.

color web&pptTSI 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.

DISCOUNTS

Group Discounts

Early $305.00* | Regular $330.00 

*Early registration must be received 21 days prior to seminar
VALID UNTIL April 20, 2020 for NYC

VALID UNTIL April 21, 2020 for LI

3 or more registrants – Early –  $288.65 | Regular – $312.31  (use code group3)

In order to qualify for the group discounted rate, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (of the first registrations) 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.