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Local Interest Groups

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Would you like a local handwriting interest group? 

After witnessing the power of local action to transform a region at Members Day, we are more enthused than ever about supporting members to set up local groups. These will vary from region to region, but usually consist of about three meetings a year of local professionals (OTs, Physios, Eps, Teachers, TAs, SENCOs etc.) sharing ideas, talks, Q and A sessions and discussions about inspiring local change.  The NHA has a small pot of money allocated to helping with set-up costs and Holly Swinton (a volunteer on the committee) has offered to help with admin. 

Current Local Interest Groups

Rugby Handwriting Interest Group

Ann Markee, Rugby

This handwriting group has been running for over eight years.

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Oxford Handwriting Interest Group

Anna Barnett

This group was formally launched in February 2012. We aim to provide a forum for the discussion of local issues concerning the teaching and learning of handwriting in children and adults, with a focus on inter-disciplinary cooperation. We plan to organise regular events in and around Oxford to share good practice and address the needs of local people.

We welcome ideas for future events and offers of help to organise and host these. Do get in touch if you wish to be on our mailing list to hear about our activities.


Organising group: Nicki Wise (Teacher), Judith Griffin (Occupational Therapist), Tracy Pedersen (Occupational Therapist), Mellissa Prunty (Occupational Therapist/Research Student), Anna Barnett (Reader in Psychology).

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West of London Handwriting Interest Group - NHA Regional Group

Mellissa Prunty

This group was launched in November 2015 by a group of local professionals in West London including Dr Mellissa Prunty (Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at Brunel University London), Caroline McHugh, Nidhi Kharbanda & Ying Herng Heng (Local Occupational Therapists) and Dr. Geeta Ludhra (Lecturer in Education at Brunel University London)...........

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Durham, Coventry or Macclesfield

Plans are underway to set up a local group in Durham, Coventry and Macclesfield .......

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Bradford, Ipswich, Godalming, Sutton Coldfield, Brighton or Central London?

There are one or two inspiring people in these areas who have expressed interest in setting up a local group ........

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What if I live somewhere else?

Obviously, most members won’t live in these areas or nearby, but we would love local groups all over the country.........

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