Dysgraphia and Writing Challenges: Powerful Approaches that Improve Written Communication

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Presented By: Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L / Kati McIlroy

An increasing number of students are attending school without necessary foundational writing skills that impact their ability to write well.

You may have learners who:

  • Struggle to hold a pencil or sit in a chair
  • Produce illegible, unreadable writing
  • Can’t get their thoughts on paper

If this sounds familiar, you’ll want to join Lindsey Biel, OTR/L, and Kati McIlory, OT/L, ATS for a free webinar about 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

About the Presenter

Lindsey Biel, M.A., 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 trainings at schools and conferences, she helps spread the word about how Universal Design for Learning opens the world to students and creates lifelong learners.