Book Cheri for your next Professional Development day
Below is a list of Keynote and Workshop Presentations
A lack of dysgraphia awareness and perceived instruction perspectives prevent many students’ successful writing engagement. Taking the mask off dysgraphia aims to introduce educators, therapists, and parents to dysgraphia to strengthen students’ social-emotional well-being and encourage them to engage in the classroom to become inspired adults. This introduction to dysgraphia is only the beginning of transforming the lives of children.
What is dysgraphia? Many professionals think it is simply a handwriting challenge. However, orthography is so much more than handwritten material. Debunking these three myths will change your perspective and clarify your understanding of dysgraphia. You will become the expert in your community about this disability and become competent in explaining the definition to other community members. Together, we can change the lives of 110 million children.
Breakout sessions are available after a Keynote presentation.
These sessions focus on diving deeper into the Intervention Types of Dysgraphia.
A six-hour workshop contains nine modules.
- Developmental Stages of Reading and Writing
- Definitions of Dysgraphia
- How Dysgraphia relates to the Common Core Standards
- Overview of Brain Function
- Sensory-Motor-Memory pathway development
- Functional Vision
- Functional Memory
- Functional Visual Memory
- Encoding of Mechanical Dysgraphia
- Encoding of Language Dysgraphia
- Encoding of Cognitive Dysgraphia
- Introduction: Dysgraphia Warm-Up Protocol
Breakout sessions are included throughout the day. Also, this workshop does include sitting and lying on the floor. Participants are encouraged to wear yoga clothes for the event.
Cheri is an international speaker, author, and consultant who helps teachers, therapists, and parents build clarity, community, and competency around the barriers to writing success.
One-third (33%) of the population has difficulty writing. Many can read yet have difficulty writing. Dysgraphia, a disability in written expression, encompasses all forms of writing, from those who are learning to adults having trouble at work for ineffective communication skills.
Her book, Handwriting Brain-Body DisConnect, has remained in the Top 100 on Amazon since publication in Handwriting Reference and Learning Disabilities. It was also a Top 10 Finalist in the Author Academy Awards in 2019. In addition, she was nominated the USA 2022 Dysgraphia Expert of the Year by Global Health and Pharma Magazine.
She has worked in many concentration areas as an occupational therapist for 25 years. However, it wasn’t until starting her private practice that she found her passion for helping others understand this disability. She has been an adjunct instructor at Penn State, Alvernia, and Misericordia Universities and has guest lectured at several other colleges. She lives with her husband of 33 years. They have two adult children. Both children and Cheri suffer from mild dysgraphia. She believes that understanding dysgraphia is essential to life success.