Products: On Line Training
Peterson Distance Learning Service
We provide teachers, future teachers, tutors and parents convenient access to training on the latest research and techniques for handwriting instruction. An on-line training interface will guide an independent learning process with a series of presentations. You will get background information and learn methods and techniques for coaching. The interface also provides links to download unique tools for evaluation and assessment that are easy to employ. The training interface is available free upon request, to teachers and parents who purchase our materials.
Our Distance Learning solution is designed to simplify learning and to support your effort when questions arise. Any client interested in learning how to use movement-based techniques to improve symbolic language fluency can gain access to the interface by sending an email request to Rand Nelson. Use the mail-to link below this paragraph. And, while you are here, please visit our Contact page to register for occasional mailings and seminar notifications.
We offer live support via web conferencing. You may purchase live, on-line training for yourself or a group. However, you need not purchase a session to simply ask a question. We offer free Q & A in our web meeting room. Live training is priced by the session or by subscription. The session charge is $35.00. That session can last up to 90 minutes and may be attended by as many as 30 people for no additional cost. The design and intent is to provide direct access to a specialist who can address specific questions or group concerns in a collaborative effort.
We will be glad to meet with you alone or with your group for a short discussion without charge. If your question presents the need for in-depth discussion, our specialist will suggest that you purchase a training session. We also offer a tutor training package ($75.00) that includes unlimited on-line sessions for a year. And, a school can purchase a subscription ($175.00) that includes unlimited sessions for all teachers and student teachers for a year.
White boards and application sharing allow illustration and demonstration in our Connect meeting room by Adobe. The best way to learn what is possible is to try it out. Request a free trial today. Perhaps you would like to see a demonstration of our new software that allows handwriting practice on a Wacom tablet and PC Computer.
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What equipment is needed?
Access to the internet with web browser software and an email account are necessary. You must also have Acrobat Reader, a free application from Adobe. Learning materials are provided on line or via email as PDF documents for Acrobat Reader. Reader version 7 or higher is recommended.
The specialist will use VoIP to answer questions and narrate demonstrations so speakers or a headset will be needed. Attendees who have a headset can use VoIP to converse live. Keyboard chat is available for those who have speakers but no microphone.
Free Live Teacher Training Webinars
We are interested in developing a network of tutors who recognize the impact of fluent handwriting skills. To this end, we are offering introductory webinar training events at no charge. A webinar can be arranged via email or by telephone, or you can stop by any of the Open Forum sessions to ask questions and schedule.
The introductiory webinar will provide you with extensive information about the method, the techniques and explain why this approach works were others fail. You will learn precisely what you need to teach and exactly what your student needs to learn.
If you are currently tutoring students who have poor handwriting skills, you can make a big difference in a short amount of time.
Please visit our Contact Us page to make a connection.