Crossing midline importance

Students who have trouble making letters and shapes, especially those with diagonal lines may also have trouble crossing the midline of their body. If you can picture an imaginary line down the middle of your body, dividing your right side from your left side, this will help you learn how to cross the midline.  We…
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Tips for Pediatric Feeding

As occupational therapists, we often work with students on self-feeding. The students we work with may have difficulties with sensory processing skills or oral motor skills that make feeding difficult. In addition, we work closely with these students’ parents to ensure carry over of skills. Here are some helpful tips when working on feeding with…
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Importance of Motor Skills

Hello everyone! Great news!! Snow and Oakman have implemented the Motor Moms and Dads program in the Kindergarten classrooms! Research has shown that good motor skills has a direct impact on students academic success. In order to reach optimal readiness for reading, writing, spelling, and math, students should have a solid foundation of motor skills….
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Person First Language

Hello everyone! This month, we are raising awareness for Person First Language. When we are communicating with and about people with disabilities, we should always use Person First Language. This form of language emphasizes the person, NOT the disability.  All people have their own individualized goals, interests, and abilities, whether they have a disability or…
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October is ADHD Awareness Month

Hi everyone! This week, Staci and I (as well as Mrs. Kraft, the resource teacher) will be going into classes at Snow to discuss ADHD with the students. It is important for students to understand this disorder in order to be empathetic and helpful to classmates who may have ADHD. It is also a great…
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Animal Walks

Hi everyone! Staci and I are super excited to be back and are ready to kick off a new school year! For today’s blog, I want to discuss a strategy that I incorporate into every one of my treatment sessions: animal walks. Animal walks are fun and easy exercises that help improve students upper body…
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Notice for AOL Email Accounts

Dear Parents, If you are an AOL email user, please be aware that you may not receive email notifications due to AOL policies. We are working to resolve this issue with AOL. Thank you for your patience while we work with AOL to make sure you get classroom notifications from your teacher. Sincerely, Technology Department