Fine Motor Boot Camp

Fine Motor Boot Camp


Julie Marzano, OTR/L
Emily McCarthy, M.S., CCC-SLP

Monday, December 13, 2021

9:00 AM – 3:15 PM EST

Live webinar



Every registrant will receive a free downloadable Fine Motor Boot Camp Handbook - hundreds of activities!!

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Target Audience

OTs, SLPs, PTs, PTAs, COTAs, parents, behavioral therapists, educators, administrators and psychologists working with children

Course Level


Course Description

Therapists, educators and caregivers are often “left in the dark” when it comes to fine motor and language interventions they can implement on their own.

During this “hands on” workshop, participants will learn practical strategies and solutions on how to use little to no cost materials (i.e. dollar store, household and office items) to build language, play, and motor skills. There will be a strong emphasis on differentiating instruction to meet children at their developmental level with hands on experiences. Walk away with activities and tools to help children at home and in school.



Twin sisters and the co-creators of Fine Motor Boot Camp, Julie Marzano and Emily McCarthy have a combined 25+ years of experience. Having worked in the school system and home settings, they share a passion for education and are committed to improving the adaptability and delivery of fine motor and language services across all demographics. Their goal is to make learning hands on, play-based and accessible to EVERY child at EVERY ability level.

Julie Marzano has been a licensed and nationally certified Occupational Therapist since 2002 and is the co-creator and owner of Fine Motor Boot Camp, LLC. Julie holds both a BS & MS in occupational therapy from Temple University with a focus in sensory integration (SIPT certified) and early intervention. She holds practicing licenses in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. After spending 17 years in the Delaware public school system she now works at an approved private school in Pennsylvania for students with complex needs. With her identical twin sister, Julie runs several social media pages that promote child development and offer practical activities and solutions to promote play, language, motor, cognitive, and social development for children.

Emily is a nationally certified and licensed, Speech-Language Pathologist in Pennsylvania. She graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. After graduating, Emily received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to holding her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology from The American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, she also holds an Instructional Level II Teaching certificate in Speech & Language Impaired K-12 through the PA department of education. Emily was employed by the public school system for 12 years and is now working in early intervention with the birth – three population.

Julie Marzano and Emily McCarthy  receive a speaking fee for their presentation and are the owners of the Fine Motor Boot Camp. They have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Educational Credits

5 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

Hands on Approaches, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Approved by AOTA for 0.5 CEUs.

Application has been made to NJBTE for CE Approval. 

Approved for 5 CTLE contact hours.


9:00 AM - 3:15 PM

9:00 - 10:15 Types of play and examples

10:15 - 10:30  Break

10:30 - 11:15 What really is “fine motor”? (visual perception/spatial/motor skills) &

11:15 - 11:45 Expressive/Receptive Language Examples and Strategies

11:45 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 Hands on Activities and Solutions Using Dollar Store Materials (Part 1)

1:30 - 2:00 Hands on Activities and Solutions Using Dollar Store Materials (Part 2)

2:00 - 2:15  Break

2:15 - 2:45 Dollar Store “HACKS” and a few of our favorite things (Part 1)

2:45 - 3:15 Dollar Store “HACKS” and a few of our favorite things (Part 2)

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge surrounding the importance of play, language development and fine/spatial/visual motor development in early childhood.

  • Explain simple utilize/inexpensive/recyclable materials to connect play, language, motor, visual and cognition skills.

  • Administer and upgrade or downgrade activities based on student needs (differential instruction) to meet varying levels of student' needs.

  • Explore practical RTI solutions for fine motor & language.

Pricing Information

Early Bird Registration (by November 22, 2021)


Standard Registration (after November 22, 2021)



Early Bird Rate (before November 22, 2021)


Standard (after November 22, 2021)







Every registrant will receive a free downloadable Fine Motor Boot Camp Handbook!!

Contact Information

Hands on Approaches, Inc.

(212) 884-9101

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing via fax, email, or mail. A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be provided if cancellation is received up to four weeks prior to the date of the course. Half tuition, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be refunded if cancellation is received up to two weeks prior to the date of the course. No refunds will be made after the two week deadline. Refunds where a coupon was redeemed will result in an adjusted refund amount. Tuition for no-shows or cancellations received after the course has started will be forfeited, no exceptions. Hands On Approaches, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the course for extenuating circumstances. A full refund for the course fee will be provided. Hands On Approaches, Inc. is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the participants (ie: non-refundable travel arrangements) if the course is cancelled. Tuition for no-shows or cancellations received after the course has started will be forfeited, no exceptions.
Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability, participant demand or unforeseen circumstances. Courses may occasionally be cancelled. You will be notified by email and/or phone at least 24 hours in advance of the class start date. A full refund will be granted. While Hands On Approaches, Inc. will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Hands On Approaches, Inc.'s liability is limited to the tuition fee only.