OT Home Practice

Provided by Mrs. Higgins and Mrs. Ryan

POSTED ON: MARCH 18, 2020 - 9:51AM

How to Prevent the Summer Slide (click here)

June OT Activity Calendar (click here to download)

Tips for Parents to Improve Handwriting (click here)

16 Everyday Activities that Count as Learning (click here)

32 Activities for Sensory Seekers (click here)

OT Telehealth Activities for Kids (click here)

How to teach the Correct Pencil Grasp (click here)

Scissor Skills (click here)

Here is a link to a great resource for parents from Mrs. Higgins (posted on May 11, 2020):

Indoor Games and Activities to Get Children Moving

Hello Everybody! Happy Friday!

Another week has passed....hopefully you are all healthy and finding a way to stay safe and happy. We need to relax and have some fun in spite of all the difficult changes in our world. I have attached some excellent resources to encourage exactly that....fun and learning!!

The first website (The OT Toolbox) is something to do inside the house:

Step-by-step drawings :)

This is a great activity to work on visual-motor (eye-hand coordination), visual perception (putting shapes together), fine motor (holding and using a pencil), and putting all those skills together, visual-motor integration. Children need these skills to draw letters, write words, draw graphs, etc.

The second resource is something to do outside:

Sidewalk chalk drawing :)

All the great skills strengthened by drawing on paper are reinforced by drawing large. A wonderful bonus to drawing BIG outdoors is that the kiddos get lots of necessary movement in a fun way!! This kind of activity also improves a child's ability to motor plan; completing a task with steps from beginning to end. Children are required to motor plan tasks all day long from getting dressed to making a craft.

HAVE FUN with these ideas. Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs. Higgins

Posted on May 6, 2020 resources from Wendy Ryan, COTA, if you have any questions, please contact Wendy by email at ryanw@sebrsd.org:

Practice Writing Paper click here to download practice writing paper

OT Visual Motor and Letter Apps for students click here to download the list


Today's OT activities (click here) posted 5/1/2020

New ot resource, click on the link below:

Home Based Hand Strength Activities

Click on the two links below to access these new Occupational Therapy resources: (posted on 4/27/2020)

Neat Handwriting Poster

Alphabet Upper and Lower Case

Click on the link below to find out,

What Do We Mean By Fine Motor Skills?

Click on the link below for some new activities:

OT Activities

Click on the link below for an activity calendar for April.

OT April 2020 Activity Calendar

Click on the link below for an OT Sensory Slideshow.

OT Sensory Slideshow