to immediately implement in your classroom for teaching handwriting
Providing the knowledge, skills and materials needed to effectively teach handwriting, our comprehensive, easy-to-use curriculum uses engaging multisensory techniques and research-based methods to make handwriting a natural and automatic skill for children of all ages and abilities. We use a fun hands-on approach to develop good skills and teach correct letter formation.
This Handwriting Workshop provides dynamic instruction in the teaching methodology from writing readiness and foundations at preschool stages through to writing in print.
Tania Ferrandino, Licensed Occupational Therapist, International Presenter & Content Specialist with Handwriting Without Tears. Tania Ferrandino received her diploma in Occupational therapy from St. Loye’s school of Occupational Therapy in Exeter, England. She has over 13 years of experience providing services in psychiatry, rehabilitation, home health and the school setting.
For the past 10 years Tania has worked extensively with children. She has successfully written three educational grants for district handwriting curriculum comparison. Tania is currently a Workshop Presenter for Handwriting Without Tears® throughout the USA and internationally.
Learn new ways to enhance children’s well-being and school readiness
Plan your instruction based on developmental stages for writing readiness
Explore activities that develop important social-emotional skills, including body awareness, taking turns and sharing
Learn to teach size, shape, and position concepts for pre-writing, and sensory motor skills
Learn our unique approach to effectively teach colouring skills
Develop alphabet knowledge with music and hands-on play
Use Hands-On Letter Play to build beginning habits for letter and number formation
Understand how to use developmental strategies to help children progress from tracing their letters and numbers to writing their names
Provide the knowledge, skills and materials needed to effectively teach print
Understand the handwriting process
Incorporate foundation skills prior to paper and pencil
Combine developmental and multisensory teaching strategies to teach print
Indentify handwriting assessments
Apply simple, yet effective remediation strategies
Share importance of handwriting with research
Handwriting Without Tears Workshop Ticket Prices
Early Bird Offer: Book Before 31st July 2019 and get a €25 voucher to spend on Sensational Kids Child Development Store*
Regular Rate: €249
Late Booking Rate from November 1st 2019 €275
Places on this workshop are LIMITED so please book early to secure your ticket.
* Vouchers will be distributed at the workshop to spend in our shop
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Included In Your Ticket Price
Hot Main Course Lunch with Tea/Coffee
Refreshments on arrival and during break times
High Quality Training
Entry to prize draw to win Handwriting Without Tears materials during the workshop
Pack of Handwriting Without Tears Materials worth €157 to take home with you.
Your Pack Contains:
1 Wood Pieces for Capital Letters
2 Mat for Wood Pieces
2 Slate Chalkboards
2 Blackboard With Double Lines
1 Little Chalk Bits
1 Sponge Cubes
1 Get Set for School Sing Along CD
1 Rock, Rap, Tap and Learn CD
8.30am – 9am: Registration, Distribution of Workshop Packs & Refreshments
9am – 5pm: Handwriting Without Tears Workshop
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is suitable for education professionals, allied health professionals and parents. The Handwriting Without Tears Workshop will be of interest to:
Special Needs Assistants
Anybody interested in learning how to teach handwriting to children of all abilities