Small handwriting also known micrographia is a symptom of Parkinson's disease. Micrographia is a common symptom of Parkinson’s disease and is referred to as a prodromal symptom because it is a symptom that indicates the start of a disease. Although micrographia often appears before any other symptoms are noticed, it is one of the last symptoms many living with Parkinson’s disease learn of. Additionally, bradykinesia is the slow movements that are characteristic of Parkinson's disease which also impacts repetitive movements, including writing, making the act of writing slower and smaller over time.
Very limited information on micrographia is readily available to the public. Since 2014, we have worked closely with people living with PD to understand micrographia and through research have developed techniques that work to improve this symptom. Today, Creative Neurology is the ONLY Internationally acclaimed and research based organization that provides “Let's Combat Micrographia" Workshops which are proven to improve this symptom in as little as three to six weeks. Our programming is supported by the NIH’s National library of Medicine and featured in the American Academy of Neurology Brain and Life.
The Let’s Combat Micrographia Workshops and Workbooks is a program of Creative Neurology and focus specifically on how to improve small handwriting while increasing confidence in the process of writing. We focus on our internally developed research based methodologies that prepare you to re-learn the art of writing. Our methodology, courses, and workbooks have helped thousands of people with Parkinson’s relearn to write legibly, increase confidence the writing process, and overall increase hand strength.
Our interactive workbooks and workshops are designed to help improve the small handwriting symptom found in those living with Parkinson's Disease. We offer writing tools and courses to provide step by step instruction on how to improve this symptom.
We’re honored to have our Let’s Combat Micrographia workshops featured in Brain&Life Magazine, a publication of the American Academy of Neurology! Click to read the article.
The creation of our second edition workbook is supported by the National Institute of Health's National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Our workbook is sold internationally and was featured at the 2016 and 2019 World Parkinson Congress in Oregon and Japan.
Now available in Spanish!! See below or click the button below to visit our workbook page.
We offer in person and virtual Let's Combat Micrographia workshops to help those living with Parkinson's improve their handwriting. Click Live Workshops to learn of the upcoming workshops that will be delivered via Zoom.
We are also offering an online Virtual Workshop series to enable people with Parkinson's to take the course from the comfort of their own home from ANYWHERE in the world.
Would you like to become a certified Let's Combat Micrographia Workshop Instructor? Well now you can by attending our training course.
Creative Neurology is an American Occupational Therapy Approved Provider of CEUs.
Registration information will be available soon, click below to find out more!
Our Let’s Combat Micrographia course (live and self-paced) is the only worldwide research based course available to improve handwriting in as little as 3-6 weeks. Through our course, you obtain our research based methodology to improve your handwriting. We review and provide feedback on your weekly homework assignments. You gain access to our virtual platform and will use the materials mailed to you during the course. You will not only learn how to retrain your mind and body to write again but will also be working to improve posture and hand strength and so much more!
For seven weeks the course will meet via zoom. You get all of the materials mailed to you, weekly feedback, access to our online platform, and weekly live instruction via zoom. We also provide ongoing support once the course is completed though a private Facebook group and monthly zoom call only open to previous graduates.
If you have any further questions and would like to discuss via phone, please let us know. If you would like to register for any of the courses we are currently enrolling for please let us know and we will send you the registration form.
Only open to people living with Parkinson's disease and those with micrographia.
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"A noticeable difference in 3 weeks," "My neurologist noticed a big difference," "I can write checks again!"-hear this and more about Tom's improvement in handwriting from our Let's Combat Micrographia Workshop!