About Us

Todd Misura, OTR/L

Todd Misura is an Occupational Therapist and a former tenured teacher. He has almost 20 years of experience teaching and working with young children and is an expert in addressing the needs of the child. His unique background makes his intervention plans unique and pertinent to the needs of the children he serves. His clinical experiences include:

·  Providing early intervention services in a rural setting
·  Working in a large rehabilitation hospital
·  Working in a private therapy clinic
·  Working in schools and pre-schools
·  Providing home based therapy services

He also is a national presenter for Handwriting Without Tears Inc. He is one of 15 individuals who consult with Handwriting Without Tears (from the thousands of therapists and teachers across the nation who use the Handwriting Without Tears program) to provide 1-2 day workshops across the nation on the various Handwriting Without Tears programs.

Todd is a Handwriting Without Tears Level 1 Certified provider. This means he has attended several training workshops, he has completed an extensive self study and he has been certified to assess and remediate all styles of handwriting (including, but not limited to, the following handwriting styles: Handwriting Without Tears, Zaner-Bloser, D’Nealian).

Christine Cridland, OTR/L

Christine Cridland loves to work with children. Christine received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She has over 15 years of experience providing occupational therapy services in many different settings with diverse client populations. She has worked in both pubic and private school settings and is such an expert in her area of expertise that she was solicited by Handwriting Without Tears to become one of their national presenters. Christine provides school based intervention with preschool and school aged children. She has traversed the country over the past 6 years training school staff, parents and therapists in the best practices for teaching handwriting, but her true love is working with children and helping them solve their written expression difficulties.

Jill Weiman Kowitz

Jill Kowitz has worked with hundreds of children for more than 10 years and still absolutely loves it! She has worked as a pre-school teacher in Potomac MD, Northwest DC and Chevy Chase MD. Every day , she eagerly greets her children for a fun-filled day of early learning. While observing her students over the past several years and by being a mother herself, Jill saw the difficulties that young children occasionally have transitioning from preschool to Kindergarten. Having a degree in early childhood education, being a lifelong resident of the DC area, and coming from a family of educators, Jill knows the importance of early learning. Jill decided that she could help make a difference in a child’s life by helping students become more confident and eager to learn as they enter Kindergarten. Jill decided that she could take her fun-filled approach to working with children and help them with school readiness. On her own initiative, Jill became Handwriting Without Tears certified and joined the Write Here Right Now team. Using her knowledge of HWT and her background in early childhood education, Jill now specializes in working with preschool and Kindergarten aged children.