• 2020:
  • To all who donated
  • Thanks to the UL Students & people of Limerick who volunteered with our Dunnes Stores bag pack day in November for Down syndrome Ireland. To Dunnes Stores in the Jetland SC & on Childers Road for allowing us fundraise.
  • To the Crescent Shopping Centre & the Jetland Shopping Centre for facilitating our Carol Singing in December & again thank you to the people of Limerick for supporting us.
  • Special thanks to the choir from Scoil Mhathair De Abbeyfeale & Jackie & Eddie Carey who joined in with our Carol Singing
  • To all those who sold and bought our Fab 2020 DSL Calendar & Christmas cards – Thank You (Delish Café Castletroy, Castletroy Park Hotel, Talking Leaves Bookshop Castletroy, Radisson Hotel Limerick, Urban Co-Op Limerick, our own members and supporters).
  • To Dublin Coach for their donation of €500.
  • To NanoDiamond Products DAC in Shannon who raised €700 doing “Operation BiRow”.

Writing without Tears

Handwriting Without Tears Workshop, Limerick
Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick
Friday 8th November 2019

Attend a Handwriting Without Tears workshop and get top tips and simple strategies,

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.

Presented By
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
Printing Objectives:
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



Included In Your Ticket Price
Hot Main Course Lunch with Tea/Coffee
Refreshments on arrival and during break times
Attendance Certificate
High Quality Training
Car Parking
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:

Occupational Therapists
School Principals
Resource Teachers
Special Needs Assistants
Educational Psychologists

Anybody interested in learning how to teach handwriting to children of all abilities

Speech and Language Tips

Play a game such as 'Simon Says', taking turns to follow and give instructions. This is a way of promoting both listening and expressive language (at an appropriate level) while having some fun with action.

Our Address

Unit 2 Castletroy Park Business Centre, Castletroy, Limerick.

Our Eircode is V94 D998

How to find us – We are opposite Castletroy Park Hotel & beside Castletroy Medical Centre, on the same Campus.

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