OT Home Practice
Here is a link to a great resource for parents from Mrs. Higgins (posted on May 11, 2020):
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:
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:
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!
Posted on May 6, 2020 resources from Wendy Ryan, COTA, if you have any questions, please contact Wendy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org:
New ot resource, click on the link below:
Click on the two links below to access these new Occupational Therapy resources: (posted on 4/27/2020)
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Click on the link below for some new activities:
Click on the link below for an activity calendar for April.
Click on the link below for an OT Sensory Slideshow.