Effect of a coteaching handwriting program for first-graders

Course Overview

3 CEUs. Purchase access to the questionnaire on this open access journal article. You will be required to read the article and answer multiple choice questions related to the article (you must get 70% and above to qualify for the 3 CEUs).   Objectives of this course: On completion of this CPD activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss models of Handwriting Intervention.
  2. Describe the evidence-base for the Write Start Program.
  3. Define Coteaching and discuss the factors that support this intervention approach.
  4. Discuss options for implementation of this program.




Case-Smith J, Holland T, Lane A, White S. Effect of a coteaching handwriting program for first graders: one-group pretest-posttest design. Am J Occup Ther. 2012 Jul-Aug;66(4):396-405. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2012.004333. PMID: 22742687.



This study introduces the concept of Coteaching in Handwriting intervention. The research investigated the effects of a handwriting and writing program on three different levels of learners immediately after the intervention and after 6 months post intervention. The Write Start program aims to prevent handwriting problems and promote fluent writing in students of all ability levels.