Speeding Up Handwriting

01 July 2022 @ 09:30 - 13:30
For teachers and parents working with children and young people aged 8-14 years.







Handwriting is an important but complex skill, essential in our current educational curriculum. The expectation of increased speed of writing at Key Stage 2 & 3 adds pressure to those already struggling to master this complicated skill with a negative affect on learning and self-confidence. This session will focus on why children and young people may struggle with writing speed and provide some strategies to help.

For teachers and parents working with children and young people aged 8-14 years.


  • To appreciate why children and young people might find it difficult to write at speed.
  • To introduce a kinaesthetic approach to improving handwriting speed
  • To address specific handwriting difficulties seen in children at Key Stage 2 & 3 i.e., letter reversals, difficulties joining.
  • To know when to use type to augment written communication.

Training led by: Lois M Addy MA (Ed) BSc (Hons) Psych. Dip COT SROT, SI-UK

Lois Addy is an independent SEND advisor and lecturer, teaching both nationally and internationally.  She has qualifications in occupational therapy, psychology and education, and has over 39 years’ experience in working with children with SEN; especially those with developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia). Lois is the author of a number of books including Write from the Start, Speed-Up, and ‘How to Identify & Overcome Handwriting  Difficulties’.

Audience: SENCos, Inclusion Managers, Teachers, TAs, Learning Mentors, Parents

Standard price: £57+VAT / person (refreshments & cold buffet lunch included)
Limited discounted places for parents are available on enquiry

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Advanced booking is required to attend this event.

  • Adults: £57