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Handwriting Development Assessment and Remediation: A Practice Model for Occupational Therapists

Handwriting Development Assessment and Remediation: A Practice Model for Occupational Therapists

by Katherine Collmer

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Handwriting Development Assessment and Remediation: A Practice Model for Occupational Therapists is a comprehensive guide for occupational therapy students, as well as newly graduated and experienced pediatric clinicians. Katherine Collmer, M.Ed., OTR/L, created this textbook resource to provide a consistent tool for assessing handwriting development skills and developing a remediation plan for addressing problem areas. She also provides essential handwriting skill development research and information about the role that handwriting plays in literacy. The step-by-step guide to the assessment and remediation process offers detailed information about using the assessment tools, gathering and analyzing data, formulating remedial goals, selecting therapeutic strategies, and implementing the remedial treatment plan. The Needs and Strategies Tool Box contains documentation and therapy tools that are fillable online and downloadable for convenience. Available assessment tools include: • Behavioral Criteria Assessment Checklists detailing specific behaviors that indicate the existence of underlying developmental needs • Assessment Treatment Plans that guide your administration of the assessment to maintain consistency • Checklists designed to capture teacher and parent input as well as visual and classroom handwriting needs Student self-assessment tools and therapy rubrics • A Remedial Treatment Plan documentation form to assist with time management and consistency Therapeutic strategies are offered in the form of handouts to facilitate the development of home activity plans to enhance the carryover of skills. "[This book] blew me away! The conceptual framework you have laid out is so sound and profound and I love the way you have integrated pedagogy and OT theory and frameworks. The book is helping me think not just about my role in handwriting but how I deliver school-based service as a whole -- this is much more than a 'handwriting book'!" (Colleen, school-based OT, IL) "There is just so much information to absorb between the book itself and the supporting online resources that I find myself reading and re-reading. I go from the book to the online forms and back to the book. This is an extraordinarily well-researched resource." (Excerpt from a book review by Eleanor Cawley, M.S., OTR/L)

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ISBN-13: 9781934732953
Publisher: Universal Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 954,303
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Katherine J. Collmer, M.Ed., OTR/L, has been a practicing occupational therapist for over 22 years. She spent 18 years working with students in school and clinic environments, including her private practice. In her book, Handwriting Development Assessment and Remediation: A Practice Model for Occupational Therapists, she shares the foundation for creating a client-centered pediatric practice based on her step-by-step handwriting development assessment model. Katherine is the founder of Handwriting With Katherine, her private practice dedicated to handwriting development skills. She shares her handwriting development expertise on her “Handwriting is Fun!” blog and often writes as a guest blogger on other popular OT websites. She also collaborated with Universal Publishing on their Universal Handwriting program teacher editions, which include her occupational therapy handwriting tips for teachers. As a former teacher, Katherine enjoys interacting with an audience. She was a co-presenter at the 2014 AOTA Conference in Baltimore, MD, using her direct experience on the topic to create and execute a workshop covering the development of a pediatric telehealth practice. She has provided handwriting development workshops free of charge to colleagues, educational professionals, and OT students for over 11 years. Katherine received her Master's in Education degree in Occupational Therapy from Springfield College, Springfield, MA, and her Bachelor's in Business Management/Elementary Education from Utica College (of Syracuse University), Utica, NY. In her free time, Katherine enjoys taking art courses, photographing her dog, and reading mystery novels. Her best moments are when she is traveling with her husband, John, and walking her Corgi, Windsor.

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