Occupational Therapy practice is often used with children with dysgraphia. This study looks at the effects of a particular Occupational Therapy based handwriting intervention, Handwriting Without Tears, and shows the program’s effectiveness when used with a 1st grade student with ADHD. Though there is a high prevalence of students with ADHD and students with dysgraphia and there is evidence linking the two conditions, there is minimal research regarding the topic. More specifically, at the time of this research there were no studies looking at the effectiveness of HWT within this population. This study looks at varying aspects of this program and demonstrates its effectiveness with a student to justify that it is a successful pilot study and further research should be determined to test its effectiveness on a larger scale.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 2015


Julie Baltisberger

Mentor Department Affiliation

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Department Name when Degree Awarded

Occupational Therapy

IRB Approval Number (if applicable)