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Peterson Distance Learning Service

We provide teachers, future teachers, tutors and parents convenient access to free training. You can learn the simple techniques for using the unique, Peterson movement-based method for handwriting instruction which is focused upon developing and improving fluency. Our on-line Training Interface will guide an independent learning process with a series of presentations. You will gain important background information and learn techniques for evidence-based coaching. The interface provides links to download unique tools for evaluation that are easy to employ. The training interface is available free upon request, to teachers and parents who purchase our materials.

We offer free live support via web conferencing.

When you have questions and need to discuss something with a specialist, you can take advantage of free, open-access webinars offered virtually every week. A calendar page on our site shows scheduled webinars that are easy to access with your web browser. Click on a calendar entry to open a window with details and the meeting URL, or you can click on one of many green "Meet Live" buttons on our site pages.

You will find the "Meet Live Buttons" in the gold frame at the right of your screen. You can also purchase a private support session lasting up to 90 minutes through our web store if you feel it is necessary. That session can be attended by an individual or a group of people. This private session is good for teacher committee meetings, school grade-level meetings or your home-school group. The session charge is $35.00.

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 start using the Training Interface now.

Purchase a private session through our web store


Questions about our Online Training? Email us!

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. Our free sessions are open to the public. Private training is priced by the session or by subscription. That session can last up to 90 minutes and may be attended by as many as 30 people, each using his or her own machine, 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 subscription ($75.00) that includes unlimited on-line private sessions for a year. And, a school can purchase a subscription ($175.00) that includes unlimited private sessions for all teachers and student teachers for a year.

Video, VoIP Audio enhance white board and application sharing allowing illustration and demonstration in our Connect meeting room from 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 app for tablets and smart phones.

Phone Rand Nelson at 724.837.4900 or

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 for download 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.

What is the objective?

We want to do all we can to help you achieve success for your students. We know this method will get results because we have collected and reviewed millions of student handwriting samples over ten decades. Whether you are a grade level chair in a school or lead a home school group, the goal is to allow everyone access to a specialist who can provide support and suggestions that can get everyone moving toward improved fluency.

You may purchase a training session or subscription through our web store or by phone. Credit cards accepted are Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. We also accept school purchase orders via fax.

Purchase a training session through our web store


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Free Live Tutor 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.

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