An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until August 9, 2018
We are offering a handwriting camp for children grades 1 – 3, based on the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum by Jan Olsen. This program will provide kids who have difficulty with handwriting the necessary skills to write with greater ease.
Dysgraphia, non-automatic handwriting that is difficult to read, continues to challenge our students within tutoring sessions and at school. It is documented the act of writing presents difficulties for 10-30% of elementary school children. Teaching our students, a proven method to overcome their “messy” handwriting will instill confidence in all areas of their lives.
Jessica Colburn graduated from the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, NE with a Master Degree in Occupational Therapy. She is currently employed at the Anne Carlsen Center where she has the opportunity to work with children with medical and behavioral needs. Her additional trainings have included: Handwriting without Tears and Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding. Currently, Jessica is pursuing her doctorate degree in occupational therapy from the University of St. Augustine.
Andrea received her Bachelors of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1983. Since that time she has been a practitioner of OT in several settings including: acute care, out-patient, acute rehabilitation, home health, mental health, and school-based services.
For the last 12 years she has been a member of the therapy team at the Anne Carlsen Center, focusing her attention on providing services to the pediatric population in the Jamestown and Stutsman county areas. Andrea attended training with the Handwriting Without Tears program in the Spring of 2017 and has been implementing the strategies in her practice since that time. She is excited to be a part of the HWT summer camp this summer.