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AANE Webinar: I Hate to Write! Rescuing our Reluctant Writers – Strategies for Secondary Students

11/20/2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, $25.00






WHEN: Wednesday, November 20, 2019: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (EST)

WHERE: Online

HOSTS: AANE Staff with Kathy Oehler, M.S., CCC-SLP, Autism Consultant and Cheryl Boucher, M.SEd., OTR, Occupational Therapist

COST: $25

WHAT: “He just won’t do his work!” This is a frequent complaint from both teachers and parents as they work with Middle and High School students who hate to write. When a student can’t, or won’t write, the teacher has a hard time measuring the student’s proficiency in ANY subject. Parents complain of homework battles. Teachers worry about credits and graduation. Behavior issues often result. Refusal to write affects academic achievement, grades, credits, and classroom behavior. All too often the language, organization, motor, and sensory demands of writing overwhelm our reluctant writers, especially those with Executive Function differences such as Learning Disability, Autism, and ADD. What looks like a refusal to do the work may actually be difficulty with the writing process. By working together, we can set our students up for success and help ALL kids become happy, successful writers.

Originally trained as a speech-language pathologist, Kathy has worked with individuals with autism for over 20 years. Kathy currently works as an independent Autism Consultant, traveling around the country presenting workshops, seminars, and trainings on a variety of topics related to meeting the educational needs of kids with ASD and related disorders. Kathy has served on the Advisory Board of Autism Asperger Digest and is author of the article “Please Don’t Make Me Write!” Along with Cheryl Boucher, Kathy is the author of I Hate to Write! Tips for Helping Kids with ASD and Related Disorders Increase Achievement, Meet Academic Standards, and Become Happy, Successful Writers.

Cheryl Boucher is an Occupational Therapist with more than 25 years of experience. She also earned a Master’s degree in special education. Cheryl currently works as an OT for a large, urban
school corporation. She is a national speaker and presenter, specializing in strategies to meet the sensory, motor and executive functioning differences of students with ASD and related disorders.
She is co-author of the article ‘Low Cost / No Cost Sensory Strategies for the Classroom”, published by Autism / Asperger Digest. Along with Kathy Oehler, Cheryl is author of I Hate to Write! Tips for Helping Kids with ASD and Related Disorders Increase Achievement, Meet Academic Standards, and Become Happy, Successful Writers.

Please register by Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Registration & Viewing Information:
  • Upon registration, a confirmation email will be sent.
  • A login link with instructions on how to access the online session will be sent one day before the webinar.
  • Registration closes 24 hours before the webinar start time.
  • Not available? This webinar will be recorded. Registrants will receive the video link and a copy of the presentation two business days after the session ends.
To cancel your registration prior to the start of the webinar, please contact onlinelearning@aane.org


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Stephanie Birkdale, AANE
617-393-3824 x32