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Handwriting for Secondary School Exams

Professional Development Hours: 1.5

Date: Monday 17th July

Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm AEST


  • LDA member – $60
  • Student Member – $30
  • Non-member – $40

Course Description

In this webinar, Robyn will focus on the challenges faced by senior secondary school students in the lead-up to their final exams. Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • How handwriting speed and legibility as well as hand pain can impact student’s participation and success at their final examinations.
  • An overview of useful assessments for handwriting evaluation.
  • The importance of timely support applications for students and the necessary parts of an application will be covered, including using and interpreting the results of assessments.
  • Methods for using Telehealth to complete assessments.
  • Definition and description of dysgraphia and the impact on senior secondary school students.
  • Valid reasons for last-minute applications.
  • Working with year 12 coordinators to achieve the best outcomes for students.
  • A brief overview of the state and territory differences in applying for Special Provisions.
  • There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

About Robyn Bartram

Robyn is a Victorian Occupational Therapist who runs her own Private Practice. For more than 20 years, in both her Private Practice and while she was working with students with hand injuries at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Robyn has been involved in applying to the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority for Special Examination Arrangements.                                                                                                                                                                                            

She has focussed her practice on using evidence-based techniques and enjoyable repetition when assisting students with learning difficulties and fine motor deficits to build on their skills and improve their handwriting. This early intervention enables students to participate better within the classroom and gain more from the learning environment.

Robyn’s earlier webinars for LDA have focussed on the acquisition and improvement of handwriting skills.

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