Gym Class Activities for Children with Poor Motor Skills

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Through games, sports, and play, students can continuously develop their motor skills to help make them more successful both inside and outside the classroom. Use these related tips to boost your OT regime. Core Strengthening Without a stable core, children may struggle to sit still at a desk or to carry out fine motor tasks…. Read more »

Getting Ready to Go Back to School as a School-Based Occupational Therapist

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It’s that time of year again. (How did that happen?) School starts soon, and it’s time to get organized and get to know the students you’ll be working with when you resume your school-based OT practice for 2017/18. One key to your success will be getting to know your students and fellow education team members…. Read more »

Occupational Therapy in the Winter Months: 4 Areas of Activities to Improve Your Classroom

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How can you keep your students engaged in OT during the long winter months? Try some fun activities. After all, play is the occupation of children. Through the creative activities of play, they can develop themselves and at the same time, explore the world around them. Here are four areas to explore, along with related… Read more »

Fine Motor Development: The Essential Bases

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Weaknesses in fine motor skills can affect a child’s ability to eat, write legibly, use a computer, turn pages in a book or perform personal care tasks such as dressing and grooming. In order for FM skills to properly develop, four essential bases need to be in place. It’s like a stool. If one leg… Read more »

What Parents Should Know About Occupational-Therapy in the Classroom

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Parents have a lot of questions when occupational therapy is recommended by their child’s school. Occupational therapy is a practice that helps people complete specific activities needed to properly function in everyday life. In a school setting this can include a wide-variety of tasks, such as paying attention in class, holding a pencil, and concentrating… Read more »