Systems Approach to Handwriting Interventions

This course will utilize the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework to organize a systems approach to handwriting interventions. A systems approach takes into account the school as client and the use of a general education handwriting curriculum delivered with fidelity, along with determination of educational disability in this area of handwriting within the mandate of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Advocacy as a school-based systems intervention will also be discussed.

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BONUS PRACTICAL TOOLKIT: Links to Assessment Tools and Must Reads; Checklist: Top-Down Assessment; Worksheet: Handwriting Legibility Formula

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Systems Approach to Handwriting Interventions

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What therapists say about this course

Systems Handwriting 1
Mind blowing! What a shift in thinking that makes a lot of sense!

- COTA with 10 years experience

Systems Handwriting 2
Loved this opportunity to discuss a systems approach! Peggy’s insights from practice were especially illuminating.

- OT with 5 years experience

Systems Handwriting 3
Great course. I have had to learn everything on my own as I'm often the only OT. Now I have the evidence, and the language to explain to parents and teachers. Thank you!

- OT with 29 years experience

INSTRUCTOR: Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP is an OT with 30+ years of peds experience in early intervention, private practice & out-patient, but most of her experience & passion is in school-based practice. She coordinates the post-professional MS and OTD programs & school-based certificate program at Tufts University. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics through the AOTA, and a regular SeekFreaks contributor.

AUDIENCE: OTs, OTAs and Educators



At the completion of the course, the learner is expected to:

  1. Determine the efficacy of a general education handwriting curriculum
  2. List 2 assessment tools for handwriting
  3. Identify at least 3 evidence-based practices for a systems approach for handwriting instruction


  • Background: The State of Handwriting in Schools
  • Systems Approach to Handwriting
  • Handwriting Referral Evaluation Process at the Student Level
  • Post-test: 10-item multiple choice. 70% correct answers required to receive a certificate


1.5 continuing education hours of training are awarded to learners who complete this course.

  • Apply EBP, LLC is an approved provider of CEUs for PTs and PTAs in IL, NY; and for OTs and OTAs in IN, IL, NY, and AOTA (see imprimatur below for details).
AOTA Approval 0.15 CEUs
  • This webinar is approved for PTs and PTAs in AR and CA.
  • These OT state boards accept approval by AOTA, other state boards or associations: AL, AK, AR, DE, DC, FL, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OR, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WI and DC.
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  • These states do not require pre-approval of courses or have no CE requirements for OTs and OTAs: AZ, CA, CO, CT, GA, HI, ID, IA, KS, ME, MA, NE, NJ, UT, WA, WV and WY.
  • These states do not require pre-approval of courses or have no CE requirements for PTs and PTAs: AL, CO, CT, GA, IA, KS, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, and WA.
  • If you would like to obtain CEUs for another state, please email us.

Learners must watch the video and complete course requirements, including scoring 70% or higher in the post-test to receive a certificate. Five (5) post-test retakes are allowed; if you exceed this limit, please email us.


  • You will have access to this course for at least 60 days.
  • There is no cancellation once course is purchased. Please email us if you have any questions.
  • Apply EBP, LLC abide by all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Apply EBP, LLC is committed to equal educational access for individuals with disabilities. Apply EBP, LLC does not discriminate against any individuals with disabilities from registering or attending any of our courses. We work closely with venues to ensure that facilities utilized are accessible. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact us via email or phone (646-269-9039) with requests for accommodations. Apply EBP, LLC will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations.