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Welcome Back-OT Services Update

Hello families! I hope you had a safe, healthy, and fun summer. Based on the most recent guidance on virtual learning from the district, this school year I will be using Schoology to communicate with families, Presence Learning to provide … Continue reading

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Summer OT Home Program: Play!

I enjoyed working with your student this year and am looking forward to another year of learning. There are so many great skills that your child can develop through play in the summertime. Here are some summer play ideas. Have … Continue reading

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Camping at Home

Summer is almost here! Camping is a fun summer activity. Here are some at-home camping play activities you can do inside or outside. Have fun! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wHZk-O82rE57lY1Nd9AQYwlq79zH4P6ne4KkvZNLim0/edit?usp=sharing

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Spring Handwriting Practice

This activity is for students who are working on writing letters with correct form/size and landing letters on the line during OT. Practice writing spring words or sentences on lined paper. Letters should land on the line–don’t let them float … Continue reading

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Visual Schedules to Establish Home Routines

Visual schedules help students develop routines and a sense of control over their daily activities. Visual schedules also provide visual cues for sequencing the steps of activities. The following link shows examples of visual schedules for a morning self care … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Adapted Books For Students with Physical Disabilities

Some children with limited fine motor abilities struggle to turn the pages of books independently. Thin pages are difficult to grasp. You can adapt book pages using common household items by adding page spacers to separate the pages and page … Continue reading

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Gardening: A Therapeutic Activity

Gardens are great calming spaces for children. Gardening is therapeutic for the following reasons (and more): Calming sensory space for learning, playing, relaxing Develop fine motor/gross motor skills while planting/maintaining garden Learn about responsibility/job tasks (watering the garden, weeding garden)  … Continue reading

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Strategies for Students with Disabilities: Fact Sheets from MDE (English and Arabic)

The Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education created some great fact sheets for families supporting students with disabilities during extended time away from school. It includes social stories, visual supports, schedules and routines, coping and relaxing tools, and … Continue reading

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Active Learning Spaces at Home

Children learn about the world through active exploration of things around them. Active Learning, an approach by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, provides learning opportunities for individuals with multiple disabilities through exploration of objects in their environment. Active Learning Spaces are environmental … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Butterfly Card

Make this simple butterfly card for your mom or someone that you care about to practice folding, cutting, writing, and drawing shapes. Click on the link below for step by step visual instructions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ocGpqUAbTzPC0v35GRWPL8XpXRqUGrEl76MHjIyrN9s/edit?usp=sharing

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