4 Contact Hours

This course provides the therapist with valuable information on the development and execution of graphomotor skills as it relates to handwriting and drawing skills in children. Motor learning theory and writing grasps will also be discussed. This introductory to intermediate course is appropriate for occupational therapists and assistants.

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Contact Hours: 4

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Hand Function in the Child: Foundations for Remediation, 2nd ed. (2006)" written by Elke H. Kraus, PhD, BSc. Occ Ther., Dip Ad Ed, - Copyright 2006 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

1. Discuss the roles of vision and kinesthesis on the development of handwriting.

2. Discuss the importance of grip and writing implements on handwriting.

3. Discuss the nature and development of drawing skills and how it relates to graphomotor abilities in children.

4. Discuss the relationship between handwriting and writing and the issues that impede handwriting skills.

5. Discuss the development of handwriting skills in children including quality and writing speed.

6. Discuss specific factors related to handwriting performance.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Understanding Graphomotor Skills to Improve Handwriting in Children

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3. Coursework - Understanding Graphomotor Skills to Improve Handwriting in Children

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4. Course Final and Survey - Understanding Graphomotor Skills to Improve Handwriting in Children

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The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion