Handwriting Assessment Online Course

Original price was: £ 145.00.Current price is: £ 121.00.

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This online course for occupational therapists on the Assessment of Handwriting Function will empower you to systematically analyse handwriting so as to inform treatment.  If you are an occupational therapist receiving referrals for children with pre-writing and handwriting challenges, this handwriting assessment and course is for you!

Even if you have experience with handwriting assessment, Bunty has pulled together all the different aspects of this practical course in a clear and easy-to-implement manner.

It identifies the four pillars of functional handwriting and will guide you through analysing your children’s handwriting so you can plan effective treatment.

The Functional Handwriting Assessment is universally applicable.  It is a non-standardised assessment covering all ages.  It evaluates handwriting as a functional task to inform treatment without spending time on lengthy, complicated scoring. It comes with reproducible rights for life and has no ongoing expenses.

The Assessment of Handwriting Function comes with the assessment record forms, administration sheets, and a 120-page eBook, which covers all the background theory of handwriting assessment.

In keeping with Bunty’s relaxed style, it presents the evidence-based theory in an easy-to-reach format, empowering you to implement it immediately.  Bunty McDougall, an occupational therapist who has worked in the paediatric field for over 35 years, has a special interest in fine motor skills and handwriting.

This handwriting assessment course, which you can watch in your own time, includes a copy of the Assessment of Handwriting Function.

About the Course:

  • An online video presentation you can watch in your own time;
  • Explores the goals for handwriting;
  • An evidence-based assessment;
  • The ins and outs of handwriting evaluation;
  • All the background theory together in one place in the manual;
  • Includes a copy of the Assessment of Handwriting Function;
  • An assessment you can use immediately without attending lengthy and expensive training;
  • Two-and-a-half hours of video content;
  • And so much more about handwriting assessment!

About the Assessment of Handwriting Function (included with the course):

  • eBook with 127 printable pages;
  • Examiners Manual with all the theory;
  • Reproducible response forms;
  • Reproducible record and scoring forms;
  • Cue cards.

Practical Stuff:

  • This is an online course you can watch at a time of your choosing;
  • Availability: The handwriting assessment material will be available to watch for TWO months;
  • Venue: Online video format;
  • Who is it for: Occupational therapists;
  • Presented by: Occupational therapist, Bunty McDougall;
  • The purchase of this course is for one user only;
  • Each person is required to purchase a course
  • This course is not CPD or CEU accredited.

I loved all the practical examples and videos.  I really felt like you guided us through the what and how of the assessment process.  The biggesttake home for me was narrowing down the pencil grasps to efficient, developmental or inefficient instead of giving lengthy explanations to parents in terminology that doesn’t make sense to them.  Secondly, that the emphasis with regards to an efficient grasp is whether there is finger movement or not.   I was presently surprised to learn which grasps are actually seen as efficient.

Thank you.  I really enjoyed the course!  I would LOVE a follow-up treatment course with practical therapy ideas to address all the inefficient grasps.   

Alexa Kotzé, occupational therapist, Malelane


Thank you very much for the development of, and your very generous sharing of your “Assessment of Handwriting Function” Tool.  I found the content most valuable.  It is a great refresher for those of us therapists who have been practising and treating handwriting difficulties for a while.  I particularly found the latest research you mentioned beneficial in updating my knowledge and understanding of what I see in the children in front of me in terms of pencil grip and control.

The adaptability of this assessment tool is particularly useful for a range of ages, as we require in the school setting.  I found it most comprehensive and easy to understand.  I look forward to using it in my practice to assess the children under my care and to more precisely and effectively measure their therapy progress in terms of function.

Theresa Munks, occupational therapist, Bedfordview.


Thank you for putting the workshop together.  I had two thoughts while watching it.  The one was: “Yay!  So much of what I have been doing and saying is still relevant and accurate,” and the other was “I’m so glad I did this course!”  It takes skill to gather all the relevant and up-to-date information and put it together in a way which is easy to learn and apply in clinical practice – and you have done this effortlessly.  Thank you!

Jacqui Jorge, Sensory Matters Occupational Therapists


Bunty has developed the most amazing tool for assessing handwriting function and development,  backed by the latest research.  The course videos are very informative and the assessment tools and forms are comprehensive,  well-presented,  practical, and easy to use.  I have been working with handwriting difficulties for many years and am very excited to add  “The Assessment of Handwriting Function” to my assessment battery.  Well done, Bunty!

Ronel McAlpine, occupational therapist, Johannesburg


I have really enjoyed the handwriting assessment course.  It was easy to access, easy to follow, and well presented.  I appreciate the detail of the assessment and look forward to using it on my clients.  Thanks for your effort, time, and expertise that went into developing this assessment and course.

P.S. I think a follow up with regards to treatment of the handwriting components will be a great next course! 🙂 🙂

Carrolien Bornman, occupational therapist, Pretoria


Bunty’s Assessment of Handwriting Function was a pleasure to work through.  She has compiled an assessment based on the latest handwriting research in an easy to use format.  This gives a busy practice a quick and easy additional tool to add value and depth to assessments.  I particularly enjoyed watching the videos and listening to the functional implications.   Thank you, Bunty.

Michelle Luyt, occupational therapist, Plettenberg Bay

Cancellation Policy
This online course about handwriting assessment is non-refundable.

eBook Copyright Conditions:
This virtual resource is sold as a single-user item.  This means you, and only you, may use and copy it.  You may not pass it on to colleagues.  Each person must buy their own copy, or it is a copyright violation.  The resource may not be sold onto a third party.  The copyright conditions apply equally across the spectrum from affluent to non-profits, and previously disadvantaged settings.

The Copyright Rules – Simplified Version:
This is not a freebie.  You have to pay for it.  You are not allowed to share or give a copy to anyone.  You can’t return it.  You also can’t sell it.

The Assessment of Handwriting Function is nonreturnable and nonrefundable.

If you would prefer the assessment without the course, then it is here for you!

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An online course on handwriting assessment for occupational therapists, including a copy of the Assessment of Handwriting Function by occupational therapist Bunty McDougall.
Handwriting Assessment Online Course
Original price was: £ 145.00.Current price is: £ 121.00.