Handwriting Without Tears Workshop, Kildare

Solas Bhride Centre, Kildare Town, Ireland

Saturday 20th June 2020

Attend a Handwriting Without Tears workshop and get top tips and simple strategies, to immediately implement in your classroom for teaching handwriting


Providing the knowledge, skills and materials needed to effectively teach handwriting,  our comprehensive, easy-to-use curriculum uses engaging multisensory techniques and research-based methods to make handwriting a natural and automatic skill for children of all ages and abilities. We use a fun hands-on approach to develop good skills and teach correct letter formation.

This Handwriting Workshop provides dynamic instruction in the teaching methodology from writing readiness and foundations at preschool stages through to writing in print.

Presented By

Tania Ferrandino, OTR/L

Licensed Occupational Therapist,
International Presenter & Content Specialist with Handwriting Without Tears

Tania Ferrandino received her diploma in Occupational therapy from St. Loye’s school of Occupational Therapy in Exeter, England. She has over 13 years of experience providing services in psychiatry, rehabilitation, home health and the school setting.

For the past 10 years Tania has worked extensively with children. She has successfully written three educational grants for district handwriting curriculum comparison. Tania is currently a Workshop Presenter for Handwriting Without Tears® throughout the USA and internationally.

Workshop Objectives:

Readiness & Writing Objectives:

Learn new ways to enhance children’s well-being and school readiness

  • Plan your instruction based on developmental stages for writing readiness
  • Explore activities that develop important social-emotional skills, including body awareness, taking turns and sharing
  • Learn to teach size, shape, and position concepts for pre-writing, and sensory motor skills
  • Learn our unique approach to effectively teach colouring skills
  • Develop alphabet knowledge with music and hands-on play
  • Use Hands-On Letter Play to build beginning habits for letter and number formation
  • Understand how to use developmental strategies to help children progress from tracing their letters and numbers to writing their names

Printing Objectives:

Provide the knowledge, skills and materials needed to effectively teach print

  • Understand the handwriting process
  • Incorporate foundation skills prior to paper and pencil
  • Combine developmental and multisensory teaching strategies to teach print
  • Indentify handwriting assessments
  • Apply simple, yet effective remediation strategies
  • Share importance of handwriting with research


Handwriting Without Tears Workshop Ticket Prices

Early Bird Offer: Book Before 29th February 2020 and get a €25 voucher to spend on Sensational Kids Child Development Store*

Regular Rate: €249

Late Booking Rate from June 1st 2020 €275

Places on this workshop are LIMITED so please book early to secure your ticket.

* Vouchers will be distributed at the workshop to spend in our shop


Included In Your Ticket Price

  • Hot Main Course Lunch with Tea/Coffee
  • Refreshments on arrival and during break times
  • Attendance Certificate
  • High Quality Training
  • Car Parking
  • Entry to prize draw to win Handwriting Without Tears materials during the workshop
  • Pack of Handwriting Without Tears Materials worth €157 to take home with you. 

Your Pack Contains:



  • 1 Wood Pieces for Capital Letters
  • 2 Mat for Wood Pieces
  • 2 Slate Chalkboards
  • 2 Blackboard With Double Lines
  • 1 Little Chalk Bits
  • 1 Sponge Cubes
  • 1 Get Set for School Sing Along CD
  • 1 Rock, Rap, Tap and Learn CD



8.30am – 9am:  Registration, Distribution of Workshop Packs & Refreshments

9am – 5pm:  Handwriting Without Tears Workshop


Who Should Attend?

This workshop is suitable for education professionals, allied health professionals and parents. The Handwriting Without Tears Workshop will be of interest to

  • Occupational Therapists
  • School Principals
  • Teachers
  • Resource Teachers
  • Special Needs Assistants
  • Parents
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Anybody interested in learning how to teach handwriting to children of all abilities



Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages Tully Road Kildare Town Co. Kildare Ireland. Phone: 045 522890

Conveniently located just a 3 minute drive off Exit 13 on the M7 at Kildare Village



What Others Say about our Handwriting Without Tears Workshops in Ireland


“Excellent content, excellent teacher, everything broken down and easy to understand. Have learned so much today”  L. Gleeson

“Very happy with the workshop, and I’m looking forward to implementing it with my son” M. Siewierska

“Excellent Course. Lots of very good information” A. Hughes

“It was very worthwhile. A lot of information delivered in a very explanatory manner – also very practical” H.O’Connor

“Very enjoyable and lots of learning” S.Hallahan

“Very informative and enjoyable, and plenty of resources, Thank you” B. Belton

“Presenter was excellent!”  W O’Donoghue

“Doing this course helps me to see it’s possible for anyone to learn to write easily” M. Caulfield

“Workshop, really, really worthwhile. Tania has super presentation/teaching skills and has experience” A. Donagher

“I thought the speaker explained things well, kept everyone engaged and taught you how to teach. It was very practical as a teacher”  Anon

“Excellent speaker and workshop. I know so much going home after this wonderful workshop with Tania” O. Kilcane

“Very practical workshop, Looking forward to putting it into practice. Great resource packs. Wonderful facilitator” E Ni Chatasaigh

Book Online

Event Date: 20-06-2020
Event Price: €249.00
€ 249.00