On Demand Webinars
Hand Development: Functional Hand Skills for Handwriting and Typing.
Are you able to identify how balanced a hand is? Or the stabilizing and mobilizing aspects of the hand? This webinar will highlight the hand development in early childhood. Instruction will utilize videos and
photos to identify functional hand grasp movement patterns and the balance of the hand. Use of research and clinical experience will be shared to provide specific clinical observations of the hand for typing and handwriting. Average typing rate and necessary typing skills for the classroom will also be covered.
*1.5 contact hours
*Learn hand development for age 0-60 months.
*Identify functional hand grasp movement.
*Learn 4 clinical observations to assess a hand grasp.
*Learn 5 fine motor tasks to promote a functional hand grasp.
*Learn how to identify the balance of the hand.
*Identify 2 functional hand skills needed for typing.
Experienced and Knowledgeable
Karin H. Warner, MOT OTR/l
Karin received her Masters in Occupational Therapy, from Samuel Merritt University. She has 24 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist. During this full career, she has worked in a variety of settings that helped her develop into a well rounded, insightful, and knowledgeable therapist. She worked in the public and charters schools, at Children’s Hospital, in early development, home health, and private practice.
Karin has instructed seminars nationally for Cross Country Education on the subjects of handwriting, ocular motor skills and sensory processing. She was invited to speak at OTAC's Spring Fling and at California's Regional Vision Therapists Forum. She was also published in Behavioral Aspects of Visual Care.