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November 26, 2019

Letter reversals are common until the end of first or beginning of 2nd grade!  However, even if your child is reversing letters in Kindergarten and 1st grade it’s helpful to give them activities to learn the correct orientation.   I am including 2 resources to address...

November 20, 2019

I recently wrote this article for my SCHOOL NEWSLETTER!  Feel free to do the same! 

Did you know that two year old’s should be cutting with scissors?  That’s right!  The developmental stages for cutting skills start at age 2!  At age 2 they should be able to snip w...

April 28, 2019

To the pediatric therapists pounding the pavement each day, treating child after child...have you ever asked yourself why, during all of your schooling, no one ever taught you how to determine the frequency, intensity and duration of care for the population that you tr...

February 27, 2019

For the past two years, the speech therapist and I have been co-treating a COOKING GROUP with two self-contained classrooms for students with Autism.  The speech therapist decides what they are cooking and I assist with the motor skills and executive functioning skills...

February 26, 2019

For the past 5 years I have coordinated a Motor Lab in two of my schools!  This year the special services department thought that they were so successful that they are now purchasing equipment for all SEVEN of the Elementary Schools in my school district!  I am so exci...

January 10, 2017

I’ve been using the Too Loud Kids Noise Meter & Timer FREE version app and it’s amazing!  It uses the microphone and becomes a noise meter that actually says “BE QUIET” when they get too loud.  You can change the sensitivity level so that you can use it for small group...

December 9, 2016

Therapists have some REALLY COOL "equipment" and "toys." This stuff doesn't just have to be for kids that receive Occupational Therapy. In fact these gifts are AWESOME for promoting your child's development no matter what!  For example, all 4 of my children will be rec...

September 20, 2016

How do we make fidgets that don't become toys?!  Yes, if a child is impulsive, fidgets can look like they are more distracting to a student.  This is why we need to find the RIGHT ONE!  However, we don't want to spend a lot of money doing this either!  There are everyd...

June 13, 2016

Are you frustrated with reading or writing IEP goals that don't make sense?

Are your goals specific?

Are you able to monitor the goal easily?

If another therapist was to read your goal, would they know EXACTLY what you are talking about?

This webinar will provide you s...

May 24, 2016

 Zingo by ThinkFun is a fabulous game and I've played it for so many years.  However, did you know that they have various versions of Zingo?  This week I played Zingo Sight Words with my students in OT.  I was able to increase and decrease the complexity of the ga...

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