I have been in denial all summer that we would be providing our Occupational Therapy virtually rather than going back to school in person. I live in California, so we were told that we would be starting school virtual, so now I have been scrambling to figure out what I am doing. I haven’t posted
I love working on skills while working on skills, so using letters and buttons together is a perfect combination. We can work on fine motor and motor planning skills while talking about letters and the letters of the child’s name. First you make a strip with buttons about 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart. The
I have several kids who are working on being able to write their personal information, and are struggling to find the letters on the keyboard. I wanted them to work on finding the letters of their name, but wanted to start off of the keyboard, so I made a paper and velcro keyboard for them.
I wanted to work on in-hand manipulation along with pushing objects into playdoh to really target those fine motor skills. I made some little prickly animals that I can put playdoh or kinetic sand into in order to make a resistive activity for poking. I made a porcupine, hedgehog, puffer fish, peacock, dinosaur, and lion.
Movement is the basis of learning from the time we are born. A baby has an internal drive to work against gravity to get their body up and moving, and in doing the physical movement work, the baby is learning about the environment, how things feel, how far to reach to touch a toy, how