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Past Events

Members' Day - 5th March 2016

I very  much enjoyed the members’ day on Saturday... V

The talk given by Dr. Christian Marquardt from Shreibmotrik Institut, Munich on Understanding how writing works was extremley interesting... A


Members' Day - 4th March 2015

Really enjoyed the day. Always so informative. Angela and your team are great. MP

Fabulous NHA day - well done all for organising it. I really enjoyed the sessions and time to chat with people. AB...


“…lots of great PRACTICAL ideas as to how sessions could be structured, combining motor and cognitive aspects: Brilliant! “

“Good information on further reading and research articles”

“Methods of research and the background to published tests was interesting”.

“It was interesting to learn about the research carried out into handwriting and to see that there is further evidence to support what I see in my day-to-day teaching. It make me think again about the factors that affect the children when I teach handwriting and general writing tasks.”

“The information about current views around writing, i.e. importance of speed and legibility rather than perfect neatness.  Also that cursive is not an essential skills and no faster than printing.”

“Update on research - evidence base. Practical aspects / ideas which can be used to support practice. Opportunities for discussion / debate (Good to have Health & Educational professionals together).”

“Exhibitors - update on new products to enhance knowledge & practice.”

“…a very engaging speaker, gave practical advice and sparked ideas to take back to workplace”.

Members' Day - 8th March 2014

Thank you for a wonderful event on Saturday......S S

I really enjoyed Saturday more than I thought I would! It was very informative and actually inspiring! ....E

Copy of Presentation given by Professor Rhona Stainthorp   NHA-talk-March-8th-2014-handout    (available to NHA Members only)   

Members' Day - 5th March 2013

Thank you so much again for organising such a wonderful member's day. It was so inspiring to hear the interesting talks and meet so many other people. .... A 


NHA Members' Day was a special day! It is always such a positive occasion: a great way to hear about new ideas, and meet other professionals. The link between teachers and teaching assistants and physical therapists is such an important one. 

It is all too easy to set targets that are too hard for children if their level of physical development isn't taken into account. It was good to see ways to deal with this. 

It was also a most enjoyable lunch!         Thank - you to everyone involved!     .... J



Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events in the NHA Schedule.

04 May 2017
Annual Members Day

Scope, 6 Market Road, London N7 9PW

ur annual Members' Day and AGM will take place on 4th May 2017 at the SCOPE headquarters, Market Road, Islington, London N7. The theme of this year's meeting is "Reaching and Supporting Teachers in Schools". Our main speaker, Jo Atkinson, lecturer at the School of Health Studies, Bradford University, will be presenting her work with schools as part of the 'Born in Bradford' research project. In the afternoon, two presentations from OT NHA members - the Galway Handwriting Forum and the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Children Services - both describe how they have successfully introduced programmes for teachers in schools.
The Day is an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues who are passionate about the development of good handwriting skills. Updates on current handwriting concerns will be available and our corporate members will be displaying their latest products.
Further details will be available on the NHA website shortly.

£45 including lunch and refreshments
£55 non-members

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