Dysgraphia and Writing Challenges

Powerful Approaches that Improve Written Communication

You’ll learn effective ways to support struggling writers (including those with dysgraphia), like:

  • Low-tech methods such as innovative ergonomics and specialized paper
  • Assistive writing tools including Co:Writer, Read&Write, typing programs, and handwriting apps
  • Activities to build foundational skills like hand strength & postural control, as well as creative ergonomics when using technology

Encouraging Autonomy

Executive Function Tools to Promote Independent Learning

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Discover technology that supports executive function skills (Google extensions, wearable technology,
  • Co:Writer & Snap&Read, Read&Write, smartphone apps and accessibility)
  • Learn how to train students to use it effectively
  • Find out how to facilitate independent learning with technology
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Dyslexia and...

Dysgraphia, Executive Dysfunction, and ADHD

In this webinar, you will get clinical insight on:

  • How to spot common signs of dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and executive dysfunction
  • Areas where dyslexia may overlap with these common disorders
  • How these disorders differ from one another, and signs that a learner may need more testing or support

Our Expert Presenters

Lindsey Biel OTR/L

is an occupational therapist with a private practice in NYC where she evaluates and treats children, adolescents, and young adults with sensory processing differences, developmental delays, autism, and other challenges. She is co-author of the award-winning Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, with a foreword by Temple Grandin. She is also the author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens. Visit www.sensorysmarts.com and www.sensoryprocessingchallenges.com for downloadable checklists and more.

Kati McIlroy

is an Assistive Technology Specialist and an Occupational Therapist who has worked in school districts for over 17 years in Southern California and currently works with Don Johnston Incorporated as an Educational Support Specialist. She collaborates with district professionals, educators, and therapists to integrate technologies that help students access the curriculum. By conducting presentations and training at schools and conferences, she helps spread the word about how Universal Design for Learning opens the world to students and creates lifelong learners.

Diana Petschauer, M.Ed, ATP

is the Managing Director and Founder of Assistive Technology for Education. She worked in Special Education in a public school setting for over 15 years, and continues to fulfill her vision of providing high quality, effective, and personal Assistive Technology Services to students and adults, for all ages and environments as needed.

Laurie McIntosh, MS, OTR/L, ATP

joined AT for Education & Access4Employment after working as an OT (occupational therapist) in public schools and private practice for 38 years. Her primary experience has been working with school teams to provide accessible educational materials, specially designed instruction, and computer access to students with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, dyslexia, intellectual disabilities, and autism.

Dr. Chris Mulchay

Dr. Mulchay conducts psychological testing for his clients at Asheville Testing in Western North Carolina. He co-authored The Field Guide to High Conflict Litigation as well has published recent articles on evaluations of dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and child custody evaluations. He is a licensed psychologist in North Carolina and Hawai’i, with temporary licenses in many other states. Outside of work, Dr. Mulchay enjoys spending time with his family and his Australian Shepherd.