School sucks this year! We hoped it would get better moving from virtual to in-person classrooms. But instead, this pandemic will forever change the landscape of education. Worn out, burned out; these terms do not describe how many teachers, therapists, and even parents are feeling right now.  

The education industry is reactive. It waits and watches for problems to arise, then places kids in a Multi-Disciplinary Supports Services (MDSS) study. These studies take up to 180 days.  

Instead of being reactionary, be proactive. I am not saying throw the regulations aside. Instead, why not prevent the need for these studies in some students. Proactively change the atmosphere of an entire classroom using interventions that will change the lives of all students.  

Students will leave your classroom ready for the next year. Design a classroom in which invisible developmental delays cannot take hold to disrupt the flow of education for all students. Reduce your students’ feelings of failure and frustration by proactively understanding dysgraphia. 

In my course Dotterer Dysgraphia Method, we examine the critical components of dysgraphia while comparing it to reading and writing expectations. Our learning objectives include: 

  1. Delineate dysgraphia from dyslexia and dyscalculia using the definition of a Specific Learning Disability in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, fifth edition in the general education classroom. 
  1. Remediate dysgraphia through formative assessment or progress monitoring to observe improved handwriting skills. 
  1. Construct an intervention strategy that impacts the whole classroom, small group, or 1:1 instruction and benefits all students. 
  1. Synthesize the neural pathway connections for written expression and how they apply to spelling, sentences, and paragraphs. 

Inside this 14-week course, teachers and therapists design their own interventions based on the neuroscience of learning to promote legible handwriting and promote proper spelling while examining how all team members can support sentence syntax, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and paragraph clarity.  

Teach your students to wear their CROWN proudly. Step forward to embrace that you were placed with those students for such as time as this. Right now. Even though the pandemic chaos. You’ve got this.  

The CROWN framework was designed to guide you through evaluation and interventions to have college and career-ready students. Whether students are attending college, trade school, or moving into the workforce, overcoming dysgraphia does not need to be a barrier to their such. This course gives you the tools you need to create happy kids. Parents will be in awe of your accomplishments. 

Let’s proactively change the forecast! Let’s graduate kids who have the tools to overcome dysgraphia! 

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