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Motor Dysgraphia – Assessment, Identification and Reporting Workshop

Presented by Gillian Hurley and Jane Yeates

Dates: Monday 13th June 2022 OR Tuesday 14th June 2022
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm (8.30am registration)
Location: The Boulevard Centre, Floreat (99 The Boulevard, Floreat) OR virtually via Zoom

This one-day workshop for occupational therapists will inform and facilitate the assessment, identification and reporting of Motor Dysgraphia in children and adolescents, who may therefore be eligible for accommodations in accordance with the School Curriculum and Standards Authority of WA (SCSA) ‘Guidelines for disability adjustments for timed assessments’. The workshop will:

1. Provide a detailed definition and description of what Motor Dysgraphia is.
2. Describe the essential role of an occupational therapist in the assessment and identification of Motor Dysgraphia in children and adolescents.
3. Explain the occupational therapy assessment process used with children and adolescents.
4. Explain the process for identifying when/if a child or adolescent has Motor Dysgraphia.
5. Describe the SCSA ‘Guidelines for disability adjustments for timed assessments’.
6. Explain the occupational therapy reporting process needed for children and adolescents, as per SCSA requirements.
7. Describe the SCSA application process for disability adjustments for timed assessments.
8. Explain the occupational therapy management of Motor Dysgraphia, including the importance of case management by the occupational therapist and the child/adolescent’s school when a student is granted disability adjustments for timed assessments.

    This one-day workshop will be available as in-person or virtual attendance on Monday June 13th, 2022 OR Tuesday June 14th, 2022. 

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