2017 Teaching Handwriting Skills to My Child with Autism (Part 1 & 2) - 2nd Run
Target AudienceParents & Caregivers
Full fee: S$120 per participant
CTG Co-Payment: S$10 per caregiver
(inclusive of GST, handout materials and refreshments)
Handwriting is a complex hand-eye coordination skill as it involves the usage of writing tools to complete the task. In children developmental milestones, children progress through a variety of writing stages, including scribbling, drawing, tracing and copying letters. They may vary in the rate they progress through these stages, but all children follow this general sequence.
Some individuals with autism may find handwriting extremely challenging as it involves the need for sustained attention, motor coordination, sequencing, letters and numbers recognition and many other skills in a highly complex hand-eye coordination-cognitive task.
In this experiential learning workshop, participants will be participating in a series of activities that addresses handwriting issues. They will get to experience the challenges faced by individuals in handwriting, try out equipment used in accommodating handwriting, and get involved in designing and implementing strategies to address handwriting issues
This training programme is designed to empower participants with the knowledge and skills so that they can:
- Know the developmental stages of handwriting
- Know the type of handwriting issues faced by individuals with autism (e.g. hand grasp of pencil, legibility etc.)
- Know of teaching strategies to address handwriting issues (e.g. using visual cues, incorporate motivators etc.)
- Be exposed to general strategies and equipment to accommodate the difficulties in acquiring handwriting skills (e.g. gross and fine motor exercises, pencil grips etc.
Parents and Caregivers caring for young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (pre-school or in Special Education Schools)
CTG Application Form (Click to download the form)
Registration Closing Date 20th October 17
Mr Tan Qiu Quan, Ms Lina Kam, Training Coordinator