Dysgraphia Foundations for Assessment and Intervention


Product Description

Dysgraphia Foundations for Assessment and Intervention

Dysgraphia is a neurological condition that interferes with one’s ability to communicate effectively and efficiently in writing. Far more than “sloppy handwriting,” dysgraphia effects not only motor skills, but the cognitive ability to organize and synthesize ideas. The wide-ranging prevalence rate of 5 to 33% of school-aged children indicates that this is often an area of great confusion, both in assessment and intervention. This powerful 2-hour course provides an overview of the origins, diagnosis processes, and interventions for children and teens experiencing disorders of written expression.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define dysgraphia.
  2. Understand the basic neurology behind disorders of written expressions.
  3. Identify a variety of assessment tools, and target instruments most appropriate for various students.
  4. Discuss a wide range of intervention strategies for both motor and cognitive components of dysgraphia.
  5. Synthesize strategies for various settings (school, clinic, home).
  6. Analyze various apps and determine when and why to utilize them.

Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, teachers, and other professionals

Course Instructor:  Lori Benson Adams, MEd, is an educational intervention specialist and owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. With over 35 years of experience with students experiencing sensory, learning, behavioral, and executive function challenges, Lori presents nationally to audiences of parents, therapists, and educators. She is known for her immediately practical information and wealth of knowledge and resources. Additional information can be found at www.breakthroughlearningsolutions.com.


  • Financial: Lori Benson Adams receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions and Learning Lotus.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Post-Test: Before receiving a certificate, learners must take an objective post-test to demonstrate they acquired the learning outcomes. An attestation statement is included indicating the learner viewed the entire course and completed the post-test independently. A passing grade is ≥ 70%.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

APP-Provider-RGBSensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education (#8215). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Process: Evaluation.

Florida OTs and OTAs

Sensational Brain LLC is an approved CE provider for the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Our CE Broker tracking number is 50-20546. This course code is 20-591222. CEUs are uploaded weekly. Please provide your license information with your post-test.

Additional Information

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Please email celeste@sensationalbrain.com with any questions.