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Wednesday, August 19 • 12:50pm - 4:00pm
Title: Writing CAN Be Child’s Play! (3 Hour Session) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Challenges such as multi handicapping conditions, autism or learning disabilities can significantly interfere with self expression. The mechanics of written language production can be scaffolded with support to make writing fun and engaging.
A model will be presented which utilizes writing as a context for teaching imbedded skills such as joint attention, perspective taking, turn-taking, narrative language, and problem-solving. Parallels between writing and play skills will be demonstrated through video samples and hands-on practice. Specific techniques for introducing the fine motor components of writing, drawing and keyboarding within this play-based framework will be demonstrated. Bring your challenges and be prepared to generate some new ideas. Writing CAN be child’s play.


Cindi Dudley

Occupational Therapist, Olympic ESD
Cindi Dudley, M.Ed., OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. Though having supported a very diverse population across many settings during her 30+ year career, she is most energized by assisting young individuals with complex challenges. More than 20 years working in the public schools has resulted in a wide repertoire of ideas to share. Challenges such as multi handicapping conditions, autism... Read More →

Linda Hagood

Olympic ESD
Linda Hagood, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist who has special expertise in working (and playing) with students who have autism, visual and multiple impairments and deaf-blindness. She has worked in many public school and private therapy settings, and has authored two curriculum guides. She has presented her work at many workshops both locally and internationally, and has taught an online course through Perkins School for the... Read More →

Wednesday August 19, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm