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 »

How Occupational Therapy Can Help with Homework

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Every child is different – and each approaches school issues including homework, in different ways. Occupational therapists understand and can accurately identify a child’s strengths, as well as the underlying reasons why they struggle in certain areas. Most importantly, a qualified OT can give a young student the tools they need to succeed. Occupational therapy… Read more »

Bubble Wrap in the Classroom?!

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Who doesn’t love bubble wrap? Even as adults, we can’t resist the urge to pop those bubbles as soon as we see them arrive when a package is delivered. The bigger, the better! So while it sounds a bit off the wall upon first hearing it, it makes sense that working with bubble wrap would… Read more »

Essential Occupational Therapy App: Skill Training

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“A fun and challenging visual motor activity app. Look out, you might be hooked!” This comment came from occupational therapists at OTswithApps.com after they took a trial run of Sebastian Miedtank’s Skill Training app, priced at $2.99 for your iPhone or iPad. Miedtank also created the Skill Game OT app. Customizable Activities and Exciting ChallengesDeveloped… Read more »

Occupational Therapy for Children: What you Need to Know

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Occupational therapy for children is concerned with a child’s ability to participate in desired daily life activities or “occupations.” In the school setting, a pediatric occupational therapist uses his or her unique expertise to help children prepare for and perform important learning and school-related activities and to fulfill their role as students. In this setting,… Read more »