Motor Dysgraphia Professional Development – Assessment, Identification and Reporting
Presented by Gillian Hurley and Jane Yeates
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.
About the presenters:
Gillian Hurley has 41 years of experience working with adolescents and children: as an occupational therapist in Australia and India for 33 years, and as a teacher in Chile for 8 years, since graduating from Curtin University in 1978. She has been in private practice since 1996 and prior to that worked at the Disability Services Commission in Early Intervention Services, and the State Child Development Centre where she was in charge of Occupational Therapy services. Over the last 18 years Gillian has been involved in the assessment of students needing special examination arrangements during their high school years and for their WACE examinations, as well as providing therapy to these students. She has played a strong role in the development of this area of Occupational Therapy practice.
Jane Yeates has more than 18 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist following graduation from Curtin University in 2002. Jane has worked in both Australia and the United Kingdom in a wide variety of settings including private practice, schools and communities. Jane has a passion for supporting children and families and maintaining evidence-based practice. Jane currently works within the Child Development Services and private practice, as well as continuing her role within research teams.
From 2016 to 2019, Jane and Gillian were both members of the DOT(WA) working party that was formed to establish clinical guidelines for the identification, assessment and remediation of Motor Dysgraphia for Occupational Therapists in WA. This working party was formed following enquiries made to the WA OT Association from within and outside the Occupational Therapy profession regarding the role of occupational therapists in the identification, assessment and remediation of motor difficulties affecting or impeding an individual’s development, learning and participation in timed assessments and examinations.
Disclaimer: All information is correct at the time of publishing. Registration payment not received within 7 days of receipt of the registration form will not be processed. There will be no refunds given should you be unable to attend part of the seminar or for no-shows.
COVID-19: All participants must comply with the Government of Western Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions at the time of this event, which may include full vaccination status and mandatory mask compliance. Participants who test positive for COVID-19, are deemed a ‘close contact’, or are experiencing cold/flu like symptoms must not attend in person. Please email [email protected] to discuss virtual attendance or cancellation. DOT(WA) reserves the right to cancel the workshop, run the workshop virtually and/or impose additional restrictions in the event of high COVID-19 case numbers in the community.
Cancellation policy: DOT(WA) must be notified of any booking cancellations by email: [email protected]. Cancellations received at least 14 days prior to the commencement of the course will be charged $50. Cancellations received with less than 14 days notice will be subject to a 50% administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 48 hours before the commencement of the course. This cancellation policy may not be implemented for COVID-19 related cancellations. DOT(WA) reserves the right to cancel the workshop and issue a full refund (course fee only) to registrants.
For further information: Please see attached flyer here.
Parking/transport: Free parking is available at the venue. For public transport information please call Transperth on 13 62 13.