Independent Early Writing: Do This, Not That! - On Demand

If you are a life skills teacher wondering how to support writing skills for students who have moved just beyond scribbling and now use strings/groups of letters and "prewords," this session is for you. 

This webinar will review the importance of and steps for an effective instructional routine for independent early writing. Too often students with significant disabilities are over-supported using pictures, word banks, hand over hand, and other ineffective strategies. Our students must be provided proper instruction to become generative writers! Using Writer's Workshop principles, evidence-based strategies, and appropriate accommodations, your updated writing block will become your favorite part of the day.

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  • Participants will review typical writing development and applications to students with significant disabilities.
  • Participants will analyze an independent early writing instructional routine.
  • Participants will be able to update an independent writing lesson plan.

Join us post-workshop for a FREE individual follow-up session! 

Please take advantage of your opportunity to sign up for a complimentary follow-up session via Zoom to discuss your unique implementation efforts, questions, and concerns. Contact 

This meets OT CEU criteria.
Note: This content was created by recording a live zoom training (BTH 2021 breakout session). It has not been edited to remove introductions, comments, questions and answers. 

Life Skills staff, Inclusion staff, OT, AT
Nichole Kertis Barton, OT
Autism, LIFE skills, Related Services
1 - Planning, T-TESS 2 - Instruction, T-TESS 1.3 - Planning: Knowledge of Students, T-TESS 2.2 - Instruction: Content Knowledge and Expertise
Online Course, Self-directed

CPE Credits: 1.50  
Registration Closes: 8/31/2022
Starts: 12/1/2021
Ends: 9/30/2022