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Below is a list of Keynote and Workshop Presentations

Taking the Mask off Dysgraphia

This keynote presentation is based on the book Handwriting Brain-Body DisConnect.

Keynote presentation includes

  • What is dysgraphia?
  • What are the intervention types of dysgraphia?
  • Sample interventions for the WHOLE classroom

Dysgraphia Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions are available after a Keynote presentation. 

These sessions focus on diving deeper into the Intervention Types of Dysgraphia.

Dotterer Dysgraphia Workshop

A six-hour workshop contains nine modules. 


  • Developmental Stages of Reading and Writing
  • Definitions of Dysgraphia
  • How Dysgraphia relates to the Common Core Standards

15-min break

  • Overview of Brain Function
  • Sensory-Motor-Memory pathway development

One-hour lunch

  • Functional Vision
  • Functional Memory
  • Functional Visual Memory

15-minute break

  • 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.

Instructional Coaching: Dysgraphia

Monthly teacher and occupational therapy support on-site or online to streamline handwriting programming.

Cheri Dotterer

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.