2019 – SAFE March Educational seminar

Physiological Influences on Handwriting

Date:     March 27, 2019

Time:     4:00 pm PDT, 7:00 pm EDT, 23:00 GMT, 00:00 BST 28-March-2019

Topic:     Physiological Influences on Handwriting

Speaker: Patricia Siegel


Handwriting can be compromised by many factors that affect fluency and stroke quality, including the aging process, hand position, diseases, surgery and drugs. The focus of the presentation will be on a variety of types of physiological influences on handwriting to assist the document examiner in differentiating between natural causes of writing disturbances and simulations in attempted forgeries.


Pat Siegel is a certified document examiner who has testified in Federal, New York and New Jersey courts. She is a former faculty member of the New School for Social Research (New School University) where she taught accredited courses in the psychology of handwriting, handwriting identification and forensic expertise. She is Certified by the Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners; Certified, Diplomate, by the International Association of Document Examiners; and Associate Member of the National Association of Document Examiners. Pat has published and presented on handwriting analysis, handwriting identification and document examination for over thirty years. She is also President of The American Society of Professional Graphologists. She received her B.S. from Cornell University and M.A. from New York University.