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Handwriting Without Tears Workshops

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Handwriting Without Tears
One Day Training Workshops 
Presented By Tania Ferrandino,
Occupational Therapist

Handwriting Without Tears workshops are effective for anyone who wants to make handwriting easy and fun for students. Participants come from diverse professional backgrounds including occupational therapy, teaching, and school administration. Parents often attend as part of a home school program or to supplement their child's school curriculum.
This workshop will be of particular interest to those who teach children with special needs as well as those who teach children how to write in Junior & Senior Infants.
2010 Handwriting Without Tears Workshops:
  • Saturday 30th January 2010,
    Preschool to Cursive, Naas, Co Kildare

  • Sunday 31st January 2010,
    The Print  Tool Assessment, Naas, Co Kildare
  • Tuesday 2nd February 2010,
    Preschool to Cursive, Charleville, Co Cork
Preschool to Cursive Workshop

2 Venues - 2 Dates

Kildare Venue:
Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare
Date: Saturday 30th January 2010
Cork Venue:
Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Co Cork
Date: Tuesday 2nd February 2010 
To book your place
Phone Sensational Kids
045 520900
Payment can be made by credit/laser card over the phone
 A full brochure on all these courses is available to download from
Preschool To Cursive Workshop
Course Aims & Objectives
At the end of the HWT Workshop,attendees will be able to:
  • Plan new activities to teach body awareness and other school readiness skills
  • Understand how to use music to prepare children for school
  • Identify developmental stages in writing readiness
  • Understand how to use multi-sensory, hands-on manipulatives to prepare children for handwriting
  • Teach a correct and effective "crayon grip" and other fine motor skills to children
  • Teach counting, drawing, shape recognition, and letter/number formations to children at the Pre-School level
  • Plan new activities to develop fine motor skills and posture for writing
  • Understand the developmental sequences involved in handwriting
  • Identify appropriate transition times from readiness to printing and printing to cursive
  • Prevent reversals of letters and numbers
Included with the Course Cost of €250
  • High quality training
  • Tea, Coffee & Snacks on arrival
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments during break times throughout the day
  • Stationery
  • Attendance Certificate
  • Extensive Handwriting Without Tears course handouts
  • Handwriting Without Tears Pack Worth €170 containing:

1. Pre-Kindergarten Teacher's Guide

2. Get Set for School™ student workbook

3. Get Set for School™ Sing Along CD

4. Kindergarten Teacher's Guide

5. Letters and Numbers for Me student workbook

6. Printing Teacher's Guide Grade 1

7. Printing Teacher's Guide Grade 2

8. My Printing Book 1st grade student workbook

9. Printing Power 2nd grade student workbook

10. Cursive Teacher's Guide Grade 3

11. Cursive Handwriting 3rd grade student workbook

12. Slate Chalkboard

13. Mat for Wood Pieces

14. Wooden Pieces Set For Capital Letters

The Print Tool Assessment Workshop

If you have already completed the preschool to cursive workshop and wish to know how to use the Handwriting Without Tears Print Tool Assessment then this workshop is for you! 

Kildare Venue:
Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare
Date: Sunday 31st January 2010
Course Aims & Objectives
  1. At the end of the HWT Print Tool Assessment Workshop, attendees will be able to:
    Analyze all handwriting curricula through the use of
    "Curriculum analysis"
  2. Understand the 8 essential components of handwriting
  3. Evaluate - Administer and Score The Print Tool Assessment
  4. Remediate - Interpret The Print Tool results, write a
    report, and design handwriting plans for children
  5. Set handwriting goals and demonstrate evidence based
    intervention through proper documentation
  6. Plan ways to share handwriting knowledge with others
    Understand "HWT Level 1 Certification"
  7. Use the 'Handwriting and You' booklet
  8. Evaluation - Administer, Score, Interpret The Print Tool™
    Remediation - Planning, Setting Goals, Evaluating Progress
    Certification - Steps to Obtain HWT Level 1 Certification

Included with the Course
The course cost of €295 per person includes:

  • High quality training
  • Tea, Coffee & Scones on arrival
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments during break times throughout the day
  • Stationery
  • Attendance Certificate
  • Extensive Handwriting Without Tears course handouts

Attendees will leave with The Print Tool™ Evaluation
& Remediation Package, a €65 value
. The Print Tool is
used for evaluating and remediating capitals, lowercase
letters, and numbers for children from Junior Infants to
3rd class. It includes

  • the Print Tool guide book
  • a transparent measuring tool
  • student sample worksheets
  • evaluation score sheets
  • Handwriting Remediation Plan Forms.
  • "Handwriting & You" - a guide to using HWT in a variety
    of settings Handwriting Advocate's CD
Quick Links
Sensational Kids Online Store sells a wide range of
  • Educational Toys
  • Therapy Resources
  • Books
  • Handwriting Without Tears Products
  • Music Cd's
  • Art & Craft Materials
  • Reading Aids
  • Handwriting Helpers
All Proceeds From Shop Sales
Go To
Sensational Kids,
 A Registered Charity that provides therapy services for children of all abilities.
All prices shown INCLUDE delivery!
Your kind support is much appreciated.
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 Unit F2 Kildare Business Park, Kildare Town
Phone 045 520900
Therapy Services Available at Sensational
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  •  Educational Psychology Assessments
  • Literacy Teacher
  • Craniosacral Therapy
Phone 045 520900

- from all the team at Sensational Kids!

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