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“Overcoming Dysgraphia and Writing Challenges: A Guide for Teachers and Parents” [Video Replay & Podcast #175]

In this webinar, Kendra Wagner, M.A., explains how to identify and overcome dysgraphia and writing challenges.

Episode Description

Dysgraphia and written expression challenges are common in children with ADHD. For these kids, staring at a blank page can feel like torture because writing — even planning to write — requires simultaneously drawing on lots of skills, many of which are not immediately accessible to children with attention deficit. When writing, a child needs laser focus, as well as grapho-motor fluency, organization strategies, proper syntax and grammar, working memory, word-finding ability, and sentence variety. Oh, and spelling. But armed with the right strategies, teachers and parents can help children with ADHD overcome writing challenges.

In this webinar, you will learn about…
1. Breaking down assignments into tiny steps
2. Using “backward outlining” to organize ideas
3. Using checklists and think sheets to facilitate writing
4. Strategies for brainstorming, prewriting, and organizing thoughts
5. Implementing “show, don’t tell,” “color coding,” and “5 Ws and How” to ease writing challenges

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Kendra Wagner, M.A., teaches reading and writing to children of all age levels in Seattle, Washington. She is certified in several programs for dyslexia and dysgraphia and also consults in schools on implementation of research-based practices in literacy. You can reach Kendra at www.readingwritingthinking.net.

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on February 7, 2017.

Listener testimonials:

  • “I am impressed with the insights and experience offered by the presenter. She showed vast knowledge of professional resources, many practical ideas, and guides for intervention.”
  • “This was one of the most informative webinars I have attended. Thank you.”
  • “Timing was perfect because the school is finally about to test my child for LDs after I’ve suspected dysgraphia for a long time. Great ideas for IEP / 504 meetings.”

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Webinar Sponsor

The sponsor of this week’s ADDitude webinar is….

The Gow School: The Gow School is a college-prep coed boarding and day school for students, grades 6-12, with dyslexia and similar language-based learning disabilities also offering a 5-week summer program for campers ages 8-16.

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