Product Detail

Size Matters Handwriting Program
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Details:
Multi-disc DVD recording (5 hours, 39 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
BEVERLY H MOSKOWITZ, DOT, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Publisher:
PESI Rehab
Copyright:
2/9/2015
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV062510
Objectives
  1. Describe the Key Concepts of SMHP and how to use them.
  2. Summarize the evidence and literature supporting handwriting instruction and the Size Matters Handwriting Program.
  3. Outline how to implement the Size Matters Handwriting Program in a variety of settings.
  4. Explain how to score for Letter Size, inside and outside spacing and copying.
  5. Administer the Intake, interpret findings and identify appropriate treatments, modifications or accommodations.
  6. Write observable and measurable handwriting IEP goals.
  7. Create your own supportive materials for use in your classrooms so you can get your students and teachers stared on the road to functional legible printing.
Outline

Why Teach Handwriting?

  • Handwriting-the evidence
  • MRI studies linking writing with learning
  • The journey and efficacy behind the Size Matters Handwriting Program
  • P = .001 level of significance!!!
  • Why this concept-driven approach (versus workbook-driven) is a game-changer

8 Key Concepts + Embedded Instruction = Legibility and Functionality

  • Writing Lines, Go Lines and Finish Lines
  • Letter lines
  • Stop reversals with Super C
  • Touch points
  • Starting points and initial lines
  • Letter size
  • Self-monitoring and self-determination
  • Inside spacing/outside spacing

Strategies, Techniques & Implementation

  • Embed handwriting sensibility into language arts, social studies, science and math lessons during push-in collaboration
  • Low-tech and high-tech options you can make to strengthen teacher carryover, student buy-in and overall neat printing
  • Empower students with The Dice Game
  • Easy scoring + self-scoring = quantitative data anytime, anywhere
  • Star-worthy letters
  • Wall of handwriting fame
  • Handwriting club
  • Written language production standards
    • Handwriting methods and goals to complement the Common Core
  • Letter line equations and other instructive letter line games
  • Make your own letter builders-a great center time activity
  • Graduate printers to higher grade level paper when handwriting is part of your curriculum, therapeutic intervention, RTI and more

Quantifying Handwriting

  • Initial assessment, including the Point of View Survey
  • Scoring accuracy in letter size and spacing in seconds
  • Copying assessment
  • Writing measurable, obtainable and reimbursable handwriting IEP goals
  • Treatment scenarios with accommodations, modifications, treatment options and more
  • Fiscal responsibility - save your schools and districts money by investing in concepts rather than workbooks
  • Hands-on exploration and labs
Author

BEVERLY H MOSKOWITZ, DOT, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Beverly H. Moskowitz, DOT, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, is a nationally recognized speaker with over 38 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist and a specialist in educationally based practice. As a consultant and school therapist, she serviced more than 15 school districts, working in over 60 different settings. Her broad exposure to varied teaching methods, administrative concerns and treatment interventions confirmed her resolve to insure function, participation and inclusion for all students without wasting time or money.

In 2010, Bev launched Real OT Solutions, Inc. Its mission is to provide therapists, teachers, schools, parents and kids, with Effective, Efficient, Affordable and Fun solutions to school needs. Guided by the research and literature regarding motor, motivational and learning theories, development, brain function and printing skills in particular, Bev conceptualized constructs and strategies to enable her students to achieve real and lasting improvements in handwriting. The result has been a body of intellectual property and products that reflect current educational policy and practices alongside the latest evidence and curricular demands.

Author of multiple publications including Practical Strategies for Increasing the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Impact of Your School-Based Occupational Therapy Practice, she strives to teach other therapists how to implement best practices. Bev has also authored the largest research study ever done on handwriting.

Bev earned her Bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s and Doctorate from Temple University, and serves on the Advisory Board for Temple University. She continues to mentor, consult, teach, research, develop new materials and learn.
Continuing Education Credits
For U.S. and Canadian customers, a CE test is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.

Certificates of Successful Completion may be emailed, faxed or mailed to participants completing the post-test/evaluation and paying the CE fee.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Educators/Teachers
This course consists of 6.25 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Indiana Educators: 6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.

Montana Educators: This self-study package is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel: 6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept. of Education.

Texas Educators: PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants - Credit Available Until: 2/8/2021
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 self-study contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 2/8/2021.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistant:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.


Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Disclaimer: **Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.
**It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.
**All self-study participants must complete and pass (80% or better) a post-test/evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test. Or you may call our customer service department and a copy of your test/evaluation will be emailed to you. Please allow 30-45 days.


Audience
Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, and other Mental Health Professionals