Last Friday, March 16, 2012, Summit instructor Kim Wiggins was featured on VoiceAmerica’s Focus Point Review — an online radio program presented by Maureen Palmer, MS, OTR/L. Ms. Wiggins was able to discuss her work in pediatric handwriting therapy in the school, clinical, and home settings. Listen Below!
Here’s the overview from the Focus Point Review website:
Maureen provides occupational therapy services to children in a number of Charter Schools in the greater Detroit area and at her clinic in Southfield in Michigan. She and her guest Kim Wiggins, also an Occupational Therapist, will be discussing children’s handwriting and the things you may not know about how children learn to write in classrooms today. With the advancement in computer classes available in the classrooms many curriculums have abandon teaching handwriting. If children are having trouble with handwriting they are now being referred to Occupational Therapists who evaluate for possible underlying sensory-motor processing challenges or perceptual skill problems that can interfere with handwriting performance. Join us as two OTs who work in the schools in different parts of the country discuss what they are finding and what they are doing to address the problems children are having with handwriting.
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