presented by Jenny L. Clark
Jenny L. Clark receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Jenny L. Clark has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L
Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L, has helped children over the past 25 years as a licensed pediatric occupational therapist working as a speaker, consultant, private practitioner at her own clinic (Jenny’s Kids, Inc.), school-based occupational therapist, independent contractor for early intervention services, author, and inventor. Her Sensory Processing Disorder Kit: Simulations and Solutions for Parents, Teachers,…Read full bio
1. Evidence-Based Characteristics of Dysgraphia
In the first chapter of this course, Jenny Clark discusses neurological characteristics and causes of dysgraphia. Participants will identify the statistical impact dysgraphia has on a child’s functional performance in school. Clark reviews the signs and symptoms of dysgraphia for clear identification.
2. Recognizing Dysgraphia in Children
Participants will learn to differentiate between the three types of dysgraphia: dyslexic, motor, and spatial dysgraphia. They will learn to select specific assessment tools to ascertain dysgraphia indicators and develop a repertoire of clinical observations to supplement evaluation information.
3. Implementing Intervention Strategies
Jenny Clark demonstrates how to develop a list of compensatory strategies for accommodations and modifications that can be implemented in the school setting. Participants will learn how to apply technology tools for practical use to help students with successful academic achievement. They will be able to implement remedial strategies to address dysgraphia needs for productive outcomes.
4. Case Studies
Through case studies, participants will understand how skilled clinical reasoning impacts outcomes for motor, spatial, and dyslexic dysgraphia.