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01/24/2023, Independent Writing: Implementing Alternative Pencils During Classroom Writing

Date: 01/24/2023 Time: 4:00-5:00 Location: internet Type: Webinar


The Comprehensive Literacy for All book by Erickson and Koppenhaver talks about independent writing as one of the core literacy principles to teach our students with complex communication needs and bodies. You might be wondering, 

  1. “What does independent writing look like in action?”
  2.  “How on earth do I use it with my students?”
  3. “How do I get started?”

In this session we will answer these questions and more! After this session you will be able to implement alternative pencils in daily writing in your classroom!


Heidi G. Brislin, MS-OTR/L

Heidi is an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist for the Special Education Technology Center,  Edmonds School District, and owns a private practice in Kingston, WA. Heidi has extensive experience in school-based practice, inpatient and outpatient adult rehab settings. She has degrees from Boston University and the University of Washington. Heidi is passionate about teaching teams to create authentic learning opportunities, improving literacy skills, switch access, power mobility and helping children become autonomous communicators. Heidi has presented nationally and throughout Washington.


Email Sue Wright at the SETC office

Clock hours for this webinar and others in this series are available from ESD105 for a small fee. The following Professional Development Enroller link provides more information about clock hours: