What Makes Written Assignment
So Challenging?


“I don’t know what to write!”  Is there any parent who hasn't heard that frustrated statement from a child?

Writing can be one of the most challenging tasks for school aged children. Many cognitive  processes are engaged when writing narrative texts, responding to literature, or writing about various content areas.

In this session, Trena Rauner, MAT, MA, will highlight recent research on writing instruction and help us better understand the complex writing process and how to help a child communicate his/her knowledge in writing with less anxiety.

In the session, you will engage with a writing assignment to see it from your child's perspective and discuss: 

  • the challenges children face when asked to write. 
  • strategies to help your child unpack his/her writing assignments
  • tools to help them plan, organize, and revise their writing with more confidence
This session is appropriate for parents of school age children 10+ and teenager.

Event Details

Date:     June 8, 2021 (Tuesday)
Time:     8:30 - 10:00 AM
Venue:   Virtually via Zoom
Cost:     FOCUS Members (free); Non-member (HK$200)

Trena Rauner - Guest Speaker resides in USA

Trena Rauner has earned a Masters in Teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Master of Arts from the Reading Specialist Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a Learning Specialist at a private school in New Jersey and has a private tutoring practice. In addition, she is the Coordinator of Reading Services at the Dean Hope Center, a graduate clinic at Teachers College serving the local community. Her expertise in the processes involved in reading and writing informs her ability to break down instructions and scaffold writing assignments so students become more confident writers.

FOCUS is a respected provider of accurate, evidence-based information about mainstream learning differences and a welcoming community of parents and professionals who share the experience of supporting children with AD/HD and SpLD.  We are a Hong Kong-based charity whose members include parents, educators, counsellors and medical professionals.
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