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Get a Grip: Teaching an Important Handwriting Skill

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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In honor of National Handwriting Day, celebrated on January 23rd each year, Learning Without Tears will be focusing on one of the most important prerequisites for the lifelong skill of handwriting—grip! In this edWebinar, you will learn answers to frequently asked questions such as what age to start teaching grip, how to teach it effectively, and how to help older children who already have poor gripping habits. Whether you are a teacher, parent, therapist, or interventionist, you will learn practical strategies to implement immediately with the students in your life.

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-5 teachers, occupational therapists, and education technology leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Roxanne ThompsonAbout the Presenters

Roxanne Thompson received her Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1998. She has practiced OT in public schools, early intervention, and currently a private pediatric out-patient clinic. She also provides handwriting tutoring services to children in pre-school through middle school. She completed her Level 1 certification in March 2007 and has been presenting for Learning Without Tears since 2009.

Valerie Zaryczny

Valerie Zaryczny received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University and a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a pediatric OT with experience across multiple settings including schools, clinics, early intervention, and teletherapy. She first attended a Handwriting Without Tears workshop in 2004 as a new therapist and has been in love with the products and methods ever since! Valerie became a National Workshop Presenter for Learning Without Tears in 2011.

To participate in the live edWebinar, log in with current version of Google Chrome or install the meeting app prior to the edWebinar on your computer, your Apple device, or Android device.  If you have a firewall in your location, you can participate on your mobile device using your cellular data (not your local network).

The edWebinar recording will be posted to this page the day after the presentation. Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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Learning Without TearsLearning Without Tears’ mission in today’s changing learning landscape is to ensure that the path to student success remains simple and fun. We provide child-friendly, hands-on, innovative instruction for early learning, handwriting, keyboarding, and writing strategies, and our programs reach more than 31 million students in Pre-K through fifth grade.



January 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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