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April 3, 2020

NOTE:  This is an example of an email I've sent to my families.  Please customize it to meet your needs.  

Hello OT Families!

Bilateral coordination skills are when you move both sides of your body in a coordinated way.  They have been proven to correlate...

April 2, 2020

NOTE:  This is an email that I sent to my families.  If you would like to use it, please customize it to meet your needs:  

Hello families! It's me again! I know that life can be overwhelming right now so please let me know if you would like to continue g...

April 1, 2020

Is it just me or is the planning for telehealth super time consuming?  I feel like I'm more stressed out now than I am during the regular school year!  I'm sure it's just because it's different and I'm trying to manage a life style that is completely NEW!  However, it...

March 30, 2020

The primitive reflex movements lay down the patterns of neural networks and myelinization of pathways in the brain. This allows the connection of the various areas of the brain that are important later on for learning, behavior, communication, relationships and emotion...

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...

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