Learn and Move to the Sights and Sounds of Writing: Effectively use Music, Movement and Technology to Engage Students in Handwriting
Join us at one of our upcoming presentations, as we will discuss this research as well as practical ways to engage students using sensory-motor integration, affective connection, and visual spatial concepts in order to facilitate learning of letter formation and to support early literacy. Handwriting practice leads to improvements in cognition, motor skills, and reading comprehension. This evidence-based creative curriculum uses music, movement, and technology to enhance the learning of pre-writing and handwriting skills and has been effectively used with students with autism as well as students in mainstream. Research studies documenting this will be shared. Through working on pre-writing and handwriting skills in this way we will demonstrate how you can enhance motor development, sensory integration, and early literacy all while teaching students who are engaged and having fun.
Participants will be able to:
1.Identify strategies and skills for conducting evidence-based affect-, music- and movement-based treatment of handwriting challenges.
2.Create lesson plans and/ or individualized treatment plans that incorporate music, movement, and technology to target handwriting/ pre-writing goals, as well as foundational sensory-motor goals.
3.Describe research demonstrating the importance of visual spatial and motor development on handwriting development.
4.Discuss research on affect, sensation, music and movement in relation to the acquisition of letter formation skills.
5. Identify the importance of the occupation of handwriting in supporting access to learning through improved processing of information, as well as supporting reading and early literacy.
RAIR Symposium, Sunday, February 28th 9:00am
Profectum Foundation’s 4th Annual Conference, Saturday, March 20th 9:00am
AOTA Annual Conference, Saturday, April 9th 9:00am
Young Child Expo & Conference, Tuesday, April 12th 1:00pm
Carrie Davis and Michele Parkins are occupational therapists and co-founders of CEW