Tag archives for Occupational Therapy

Dexteria: Tap it, Pinch it, Write it

Dexteria is an app that our Occupational Therapist consultant, Rowena Navarro, recommended for some of our students and I am glad that we purchased it. Students with fine motor challenges love it because it's unique, interactive, and provides immediate feedback. My student who initially does not like to learn keyboarding skills uses this as a warm up and it seems Read full article »

Does my child need occupational therapy?

I found this article recently that I find is very useful in answering a lot of initial questions parents/teachers might have regarding occupational therapy for a child. What do you look for when considering referring them for OT? What are typical fine/gross motor developmental benchmarks? Click on the link below to read an article that may be helpful in answering some of those questions.   Does My Child Need OT? Read full article »

The Case for Cursive

And so the handwriting debate rages on! The New York Times article below gives us yet another perspective on the teaching of cursive handwriting. By KATIE ZEZIMA Published: April 27, 2011 For centuries, cursive handwriting has been an art. To a growing number of young people, it is a mystery. Megan Porter of Brownsburg, Ind., is in the third grade, the last year of cursive training Read full article »

What is Occupational Therapy?

Definition: Although it sounds like it should involve finding a job or developing work skills, Occupational Therapy actually deals with strengthening fine-motor skills like writing, cutting, shoe-tying and using utensils. For adults recovering from an accident or stroke, that may include work-related skills; for children, whose "occupation" is school and play, it will focus more sharply on developmental milestones and skills Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!