DescriptionThe WRITIC-assessment is an occupation-based assessment to evaluate handwriting readiness in kindergarten children aged 5–6. It can be administered in the pre-writing phase to children about whom teachers have concerns regarding their handwriting readiness. We recommend administering the WRITIC five to six months ahead of the start of handwriting education.
The WRITIC-assessment consists of three domains, with every domain composed of two subdomains. These are ‘Interest’ and ‘Sustained attention’ for the ‘Child’ domain, ‘Physical environment’ and ’Social environment’ for the ‘Environment’ domain and ‘Task performance’ and ‘Performance intensity’ for the ‘Paper-and-pencil tasks’ domain.
The WRITIC-assessment has to be administered in the classroom. First, the child’s interests in paper- and-pencil tasks are evaluated by means of a short interview. After that, the child is encouraged to complete five paper-and-pencil tasks in a drawing booklet while the assessor observes and scores the performance.
This course is aimed at paediatric occupational therapists, paediatric physiotherapists, paediatric exercise therapists and teachers in primary school.
KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES
This instruction course resuls in the following skills:
Insight into the background, objective and working method of the WRITIC-assessment.
Skills in reliable administration of the WRITIC-assessment in practice.
During the course, you will receive information on the background, development and content of the WRITIC-assessment. The administration and interpretation of the WRITIC-assessment is rehearsed extensively. You will also receive information about recommendations and intervention.
After the study day, you will be able to use the WRITIC-assessment reliably in professional practice.
You will receive the study material (sheets), the drawing booklet and the score forms in digital form at the start of the course. Participants are requested to purchase the WRITIC manual (e-book in English) ‘Ready for handwriting? Writing Readiness Inventory Tool In Context (WRITIC)’ before the start of the course. The e-book can be purchased from Amazon.
|Period||21 Oct 2021|
|Held at||Norsk Ergoterapeutforbund, Norway|
|Degree of Recognition||International|