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Free Webinar Replay: “My Child’s Handwriting Is So Messy!” Strategies for Improving Dysgraphia in Children with ADHD

In this hour long webinar on demand, learn strategies for improving dysgraphia in children with ADHD, with Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L.

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects the ability of a child, teen, or adult to express their thoughts on paper and on screen. It affects 20% to 60% of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In addition to impairing handwriting and keyboarding, dysgraphia interferes with academic achievement and self-esteem. In other words, it is much more than messy writing.

Dysgraphia varies in its symptoms and severity, and can be easy to miss in kids, particularly in mild cases. If your child has dysgraphia, they may struggle with more than just writing — they might also find it hard to tie shoelaces, for example. Because children with dysgraphia are often skilled at reading or at expanding on a topic verbally, their struggles with writing may be blamed on “laziness” or “carelessness.” Like other learning disabilities, dysgraphia is genetic and often runs in families.

Occupational therapist and best-selling author Lindsey Biel explains why children can’t always show what they know on paper, and provides practical sensory-smart strategies that can help them do that.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why handwriting requires much more than fine motor skills
  • Fun activities that build underlying, foundational skills
  • Practical ways to enhance attention and reduce conflicting sensory input
  • Multisensory strategies that helps kids with ADHD enjoy writing
  • Tips and tools for handwriting and keyboarding

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD
  • An opportunity to receive a certificate of attendance
  • Closed captions

Certificate of Attendance: To purchase the certificate of attendance option for this webinar replay, enter your email address in the Instant Replay Access box above, and look for the certificate of attendance link on the confirmation page that appears. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.  Please note: There are no refunds or exchanges for the webinar certificate of attendance once you have purchased it.

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on September 1, 2020.


Meet the Expert Speaker:

Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist with a private practice in New York City where she evaluates and treats children, adolescents, and young adults with sensory processing issues, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, and other challenges. With the COVID-19 pandemic, she now offers teletherapy to families and schools nationwide.

Lindsey is co-author of the award-winning Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, with a foreword by Temple Grandin.  She is also the author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens and has authored two chapters in Dr. William Steele’s book Optimizing Learning Outcomes as well as contributed to the all-new edition of Kim West’s classic Good Night, Sleep Tight. 

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